Meet the Principal

Welcome to the Ridgeview Elementary School website.  Mr. Kyle James is the principal at Ridgeview.   Mr. James previously served as the assistant principal after teaching 5th grade at Ridgeview.  Mr. James has also been an elementary classroom teacher in both Galesburg, Illinois and in the Denver, Colorado area.  Mr. James, along with our outstanding staff of educators, will continue our tradition of academic excellence founded on the fundamental belief that each child is unique, learns differently, and is deserving of success. 

Mrs. Kara Chambers is the assistant principal at Ridgeview.  Mrs. Chambers brings a strong background in early childhood education and has taught both kindergarten and 2nd grade at Ridgeview since 2019.  Prior to that, Mrs. Chambers taught early childhood at Peoria Academy and kindergarten in IVC.  


Mr. James

Mr. James

Mrs. Chambers