Ryan Link - Principal

    Dr. Link has served as the principal at Rock Bridge Elementary School since 2013, after five years as the assistant principal.  He has been in the field of education for over 22 years, beginning as a fifth-grade teacher at Fairview and Paxton Keely and then serving as a district-wide PBIS facilitator before moving into administration.  He was honored to be named the 2019-20 CPS Outstanding Administrator. 

    Dr. Link has been involved in the state principal association, MAESP, where is has served as a regional and state officer.  He was recognized as Outstanding Assistant Principal in 2013 by MAESP. 

    Dr. Link has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri, master’s from William Woods University, Education Specialist from the University of Missouri, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Saint Louis University. 

    He has been married to his college sweetheart, Jeanne, since 2000.  They have three children who all attended Rock Bridge Elementary, grades K-5.  They are each students in Columbia Public Schools.   

    When Ryan is not attending or shuttling his kids to and from activities, he enjoys being involved in the Columbia community.  Ryan has served on the Junior Achievement Board and is involved in his local church where he teaches elementary Sunday School. 

    Joni Crossgrove - Assistant Principal

    Shawna Schulte - Principal Secretary / Registrar

    Carolyn Snow - Attendance Secretary

    Kristy Rysdam - Part-time Secretary



    Tabitha Kimble - Home School Communicator

    Ryan Smith - Counselor

    Caitlin Richardson -EL

    Trynton Roberts - Instructional Aide



    Christine Otte - RN

    Kay McTague - Health Secretary