Dear Prospective Phoenix Families,

Alicia-Harris-4.jpgIt is with great honor and excitement that I am able to serve students, staff, parents and the community as the principal at Winding Ridge Elementary School, home of the Phoenix!  Winding Ridge is a family and community-centered school where our primary focus is nurturing and cultivating the whole child. We embrace learning through intentional collaboration, inquiry, and risk-taking in a caring and safe environment. This creates the best learning experience for our students and sets the tone for academic growth and achievement. 
Winding Ridge is a unique school that offers students in 5th and 6th grades the opportunity to choose their Area of Focus in Related Arts.  Families are encouraged to help counsel their student in selecting a year long Area of Focus that meets every other day. Students can select Band, Orchestra, Media/Broadcasting, Visual Arts, Dance, or Music/Choir.
At Winding Ridge, we promote exploration and expanding students’ interests beyond the classroom. Thus, we prepare our future leaders through an assortment of academic and social clubs. Robotics, Student Council, Recycling Engineers, WRTV News Crew, CROWN Mentoring, Girl Scouts, and the Phoenix Blaze Dance Squad are just a few of the many options to stimulate student creativity while fostering positive relationships. 

Just as important, we have supportive parents and community members who seamlessly work alongside our staff to sustain a productive learning environment.  Our dedicated WRPFO eagerly serves as an active partner in education and is an instrumental factor in the success of our school.  Additionally, various events such as Math & Literacy Nights, performing arts extravaganzas, and the annual Grandparents Day festivities allow families and community members to learn and discover alongside students and staff.  The connection between teachers, students, and parents working together to increase student achievement and provide a positive learning experience for every child is of utmost importance to us. 
When considering the best educational options for your child, please remember this about our school: