Phone: 904-336-3075


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in English and Education - University of Florida Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership - UNF Certified in: School Principal (All Levels), Educational Leadership K-12, Elementary Education K-6, English (6-12), Reading Endorsed University of Florida and University of North Florida “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi

Principal Heather Roche

Dear Ridgeview Family,

I am honored to be the new principal of this high achieving, widely respected school. I will strive to maintain the status and fine reputation this school has achieved through the steadfast hard work of students, teachers, administrators and parents alike.

Our mission at Ridgeview Elementary  is to work collaboratively with all students to provide a school experience that is motivating, challenging, and rewarding for all children.  We increase student achievement by providing students with learning opportunities that are rigorous, relevant and transcend beyond the boundaries of the school.  We ensure a working and learning environment built upon fedelity, integrity, and respect.  Through these values, we maximize student potential and promote individual responsibility.

Ridgeview Elementary School is a school which exists to prepare lifelong learners for success in a global and competitive workplace and in acquiring applicable life skills.

Here at RVE, we take pride in our excellent teaching staff and hard-working students, parents and supportive community. We share a common goal of preparing each student to be successful in further education or the workforce. We work hard to ensure that our students are successful in meeting rigorous state standards, and are prepared for the challenge of each transition throughout their school career and beyond.

RVE is also a proud STEAM school, focusing our academic instruction on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. STEAM is integrated school-wide and at home with families involved through the monthly STEAM Family Challenge.

We are exceptionally proud to be in the top 10% of all Florida schools in Science, Language Arts Achievement and Math Achievement.

Go Cougars!

Heather Roche