Principal’s Message

Hello Richard Avenue Families! My name is Anne-Marie Rhodes, I would like to introduce myself to you as the principal at Richard Avenue Elementary School.

This will be my 11th year in elementary education. Prior to my arrival in SWCSD, I served as an assistant principal for 3 years at an elementary school in Olentangy Local School District and taught for 7 years in Worthington City Schools .

Throughout my career in education, I have maintained the mindset that fostering a learning environment where students are both emotionally and physically safe are prerequisites to both academic growth and achievement. This happens through intentionally building and maintaining relationships and partnerships between home and school as well as within the classrooms at Richard Avenue.

Outside of school, my husband and I love to travel, and try to include our 13 year old golden retriever on as many trips as we can! My parents both grew up near Lake Erie, and my three younger sisters and I love spending many of our vacation days up at the lake. We enjoy fishing, water skiing, swimming, and playing as many board games as possible!

I am looking forward to meeting you all as the school year progresses and reminding you that I am here to support your students. If I can ever be of assistance to you for whatever reason, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school or via email. I'm looking forward to a fantastic school year!

Mrs. Anne-Marie Rhodes