• Welcome!
    I Would like to Welcome You and Your Child to What I Think Will Be a Memorable School Year.
    This Is a Very Special Time in Your Child's Life. He or She
    Will Be Learning Many New Things This Year-academic Skills,

    Organizational Skills, Social Skills, Self-confidence and Responsibility. I Am Looking Forward to an Exciting, Successful, and Productive Year.
    Please Feel Free to Contact Me at 337-6106 or Ridgway@oaklandschoolsnj.org


    My Mission

    My Mission Is to Create a Safe, Comfortable Environment Where Learners Feel Respected  and Confident Enough to Take Risks and Become More Critical Thinkers. I Want to Provide Experiences Where Each Individual Is Motivated to Learn and Inspired to Challenge Themselves.

    About Me
    This Is My 23rd Year Teaching at Manito School. I Have Taught Fourth Grade and Third Grade. As a Former Manito Student , I Am Thrilled to Be a Teacher Here in Oakland. I Received My Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Montclair State University.
    Also, I Earned My Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from the College of St. Elizabeth. Then, I Continued My Professional Development Further by Earning Credits Through the College of New Jersey: Rtc Education Program.