John Wayland Elementary School
Home of the Jaguars
FACULTY AND STAFF
PRINCIPAL MRS. KAREN RIDDER
Karen Ridder is excited to be joining John Wayland as the principal beginning the fall of 2016. She is a Rockingham County native, having graduated from Turner Ashby High School, Bridgewater College, and James Madison University. She began her teaching career teaching middle school English in Frederick County for nine years before returning to Rockingham County. Mrs. Ridder has also worked as a reading specialist in both middle and elementary schools. Most recently, she was as assistant principal at Wilbur Pence Middle School for four years. Mrs. Ridder resides in Rockingham County with her husband and two children and enjoys baking and reading mysteries.
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL ALIX JOHNSTON
Alexandra Johnston has been part of the JWES school community since the fall of 2013. Ms. Johnston grew up in the Washington DC area and began her teaching career in the Shenandoah Valley. Prior to becoming an assistant principal, she taught middle school math and served as a math specialist.
Behavior Support Assistant
- Jeremy Harsh, TDT Specialist