Ridgeway Community School Board Members
2020-21 School Year



Ridgeway Community School’s seven-member board of directors is a teacher majority board comprised of four teachers, two parents, and a community member (see list below). The board is elected to two year terms by the school’s parents/guardians and staff at the annual meeting which is typically held on the first Thursday of May.  On May 7, 2020 two teachers. a parent, and community representative were all elected to the board. 

The RCS board meets once every month with committee meetings being held in between the regular board meetings to accomplish tasks and make recommendations to the board for final action.  The board regularly reviews student academic progress and recieves updates presented by the lead teachers, school coordinator, and business manager.  The assessment results and educational program plans are the basis for the academic and non-academic strategic goals.  The board has five committees which meet regularly and include board, parent, and community members.  These boards are: board governance, finance, personnel, policy, and wellness. 


Rhonda Anderson
randerson@ridgewayschool.org

Photo of Rhonda AndersonBoard Member - Teacher Representative - Serving on the Personnel and Policy Committees

Mrs. Anderson has been a teacher at Ridgeway Community School for 16 years.  She was the school's first preschool teacher for two years before continuing on to teaching one of the school's fourth and fifth grade multi-age classes.  She teaches reading and language arts to her 4th and 5th grade class, math to all the school's 5th graders and social studies to all of the 4th and 5th grade students.   Rhonda has served as one of the school's co-lead teachers for 14 years and served on the Educational Leadership Team and oversees the school's Title programs.  She aslo serves on the board's Personnel and Policy Committees.  Rhonda and her husband have four adult children and two grandchildren and live in Pickwick, Minnesota.

Term dates: 6/1/20 to 5/31/22



Samantha Conway
sconway@ridgewayschool.org

Samantha Conway PhotoBoard Chair - Teacher Represetative - Board Governance Committee Member

Mrs. Conway has been the special education teacher at Ridgeway Community School and has served on the Educational Leadership Team for thirteen years.  She also oversees the school's intervention (RISE) program and  is serving in her third term on the Ridgeway Community School Board of Directors. Mrs. Conway serves as the chairperson of the Ridgeway Community School board and also serves on the Board Governance Committee. She and her husband have a preschool-aged daughter.  
Note:  Samantha Conway is not related to Jennifer Conway who also serves on the board.

Term dates: 6/1/19 to 5/31/21



Jennifer Krings
jkrings@ridgewayschool.org

Photo of Jennifer KringsBoard Treasurer - Teacher Representative - Serving on the Finance and Personnel Committees

Mrs. Krings is in her fourteenth year as a fourth and fifth grade teacher at Ridgeway Community School.  Her responsibilities include teaching 4th grade math and science to all of the 4th and 5th grade students as well as reading and language arts to her 4th and 5th grade class.  In addition to her teaching responsibilities Jennifer also serves as the school's Co-Lead Teacher and Assessment Coordinator.  She is also a member of the Educational Leadership Team and serves on the board's Personnel and Finance Committees.  Mrs. Krings and her husband have two sons, a 4th grader and kindergartener attending Ridgeway Community School. 

Term Dates: 6/1/19 to 5/31/21

 



Tessa Loken
tloken@ridgewayschool.org

Photo of Tessa LokenVice Chairperson - Parent Representative

Tessa in her second year on the RCS Board and is serving on the board's Personnel Committee.  She has a first and third grader attending Ridgeway Community School.  Tessa has valuable insights into wellness and community-based programs as she has been an Adult Mental Health Case Manager with Winona County Community Services and has been working in the Winona area for over eleven years.  Tessa lives in the Ridgeway area with her husband and two daughters.  

Term dates: 6/1/20 to 5/31/22



Sarah Meyer
smeyer@ridgewayschool.org

Sarah Meyer
smeyer@ridgewayschool.org


Photo of Mrs. MeyerSecretary - Teacher Representative - Board Governance and Wellness Committee Member

Mrs. Meyer has been a second and third grade teacher at Ridgeway Community School and has served on the Educational Leadership Team for eleven years. She is serving in her third term on the Ridgeway Community School Board of Directors. Mrs. Meyer also serves on the school’s Wellness Committee. She and her husband have two school-aged children.
Term dates: 7/1/21 – 6/30/22



Kelly Wooden
kwooden@ridgewayschool.org

Photo of Kelly WoodenBoard Member - Community Representative - Serving on the Wellness Committee

Kelly Wooden is in her first year on the RCS board of directors.  She is the parent of three teenage boys, all of whom attended Ridgeway Community School.  While a parent of RCS students Kelly was the co-chairperson of Ridgeway's parent support organization RPAC and managed the school's scholastic book fair for a number of years.  She also volunteered with a number of our after school clubs while her children were attending RCS.  Kelly works as a paralega at Brosnahan Law Firm in Winona.  

Term dates: 6/1/20 to 5/31/22

  



Parent Position
sconway@ridgewayschool.org

Following the resignation of Jennifer Conway, Ridgeway Community School has an open position for a parent board member.  The board will discuss filling the position by appointing a current RCS K-5 parent to fill out the term through the end of this school year.  The position will be put on the election at the May 13, 2022 board elections.  Interested persons can email board chairperson Samantha Conway at to inquire about the position.