Principal’s Message

Hello Richard Avenue Families! 

The 2024-25 school year will be my 13th 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. I had a fantastic first two years year at Richard Avenue and am looking forward to what the 2024-25 school year has in store for us as a school community.

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, son and I love to travel. We try to include either a round of golf, skiing or some beach time in each trip we take!  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 partnering with you and your family this year, as I am here to support you, our students and staff. 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