It is my honor to serve as the Executive Director for River Islands Academies (RIA). For the past seven years I have been the Director/Principal of River Islands Technology Academy and have had the opportunity to grow professionally with the continued advancements in our school program. With the 2020-21 school year, the RIA organization will support the operation of both River Islands Technology Academy and the STEAM Academy. We are delighted to be moving forward together. Both schools have amazing staffs. Please be sure to contact your child’s teacher and/or the school administrators if you have questions, concerns, or suggestions. We are so fortunate to have a staff that is dedicated to supporting and challenging our students in a culturally responsive environment. I know that you will find the staff to be extremely knowledgeable, passionate, talented and caring.
As most of you know, there is never a shortage of excitement and anxiousness in starting a new school year. Even this year as we begin the year with distance learning we feel the same STRONG commitment as always to focus on what is in the best interest of our students, families and the community. Another school year means new opportunities. Our teachers are working diligently to make learning rigorous, engaging and impactful for all of our students. We will need the partnership and support of all of our families to make remote learning effective for our children. I know that we can count on you, and I hope that you know that, you can count on us. WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER!