Dr. Ricardy Anderson
I am privileged to be able to serve as the first principal of Cardinal Ridge Elementary school. By the time our school opens in the fall of 2014, I will be entering my 18th year as an educator. I started my career in Prince George’s County, Maryland as an elementary and middle school teacher. My administrative career began as an assistant principal in Prince George’s County and continued in Northern California where I had the opportunity to work in a K-8 school setting. My first principal ship was at Dr. Martin Luther King Middle school in Hayward, California. Eventually, we returned to the East Coast and I joined the administrative team in the Washington D.C Public Schools as the Director of Teaching and Learning in the Office of Professional Development where I remained until I became the principal of Waterford Elementary in Loudoun County.
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the State University College at Buffalo – go Bisons! I have a Master’s of Education in Administration and Supervision from “the” Howard University in Washington D.C. where I continue to support the Bisons! Finally, I earned a doctorate in Educational Administration from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.
My husband Scott and I are the proud parents of two small children and our oldest will be entering Kindergarten this fall. I was raised in Brooklyn, New York and I am an avid sports fan. I fervently support the New York Football Giants, New York Knickerbockers and the New York Yankees. My long-standing educational goal is to ensure that all children have the opportunity for choice and that no door is closed to them-as this is what I want for my own children. I strive each day to make decisions that are based on what is best for kids. I want Cardinal Ridge to be a place where children feel secure and are supported to achieve to their highest potential and teachers are prepared and strengthened to provide them with rigorous and enriching opportunities to enable them to become critical thinkers, problem solvers and life-long learners.