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It is my honor to welcome you to Richland Elementary School (RES), home of the Bears! At RES, our mission is challenging students to maximize growth. We look at this growth not only academically, but also socially and emotionally. We are here to help students become their best selves. We are lucky to have a staff who is dedicated to providing a wonderful educational experience. They do so by focusing on student success both inside and outside of the classroom.

While I am a new member of the Richland community, it is very apparent to me that it’s community members care deeply about the success of it’s students and I am thrilled to be a part of that process. I look forward to getting to know each community member better as the year progresses and I hope we can build upon the already established partnership that Richland Elementary School has with its community members. Thanks to the help of those around us, we are able to provide our students with unique educational experiences, unparalleled by other districts.

You, as parents and guardians, play such an important role in ensuring their success during their years at RES. As a parent of two children myself, I know just how demanding this role can be and I want to be the first to say a huge thank you for all you do to take an active and crucial role in providing an atmosphere that promotes education and quality work habits. Your support at home reinforces just how important receiving a quality education truly is and we greatly appreciate your support along the way. Simple things such as making sure your student arrives on time, attends regularly, and keeps up with their assignments can make all the difference in your student’s academic success.

I want to leave you with a promise that when your student walks into the doors of RES, I will view each of them as my own. I, along with the other staff members, will do all that we can to ensure that your child feels safe, cared for, and confident in their ability to learn and grow!

I look forward to working with you as partners in educating your children. I am honored to be your Principal at Richland Elementary School and I cannot wait to see the amazing thing we can accomplish together.

Sarah Russell

(573)765-3711 Ext. 2202