Angie Kome, Secretary to the Principal
This is my fourth year as Secretary to the Principal/Registrar. I started working for CPS back in 2011 here in the Ridgeway Media Center. I have also worked at both Battle and Hickman High School before settling back home at Ridgeway. I am originally from California (the state) and have lived in Columbia for the last 19 years. I have a 20-year-old daughter, a 17-year-old son, two cats, and am the proud wife of a Columbia Fire Department Captain. I love to read, camp, and spend time with my family. Looking forward to a great year!
Jami Miller, Office Staff
My name is Jami Miller, and I am the new Attendance Secretary. My husband and I recently moved to Columbia from Central Illinois, where I was an elementary school secretary for 14 years. We have a son and daughter-in-law who live in Jefferson City. We also have a daughter who attends Southern Illinois University, who will be getting married in December. I enjoy reading and rooting for the Cardinals and the Blues. We have three Boston terriers - Sadie, Bandit, and Baxter. I am very excited to be here at Ridgeway!
Julie Roberts, RN
This is my second year here as the Ridgeway nurse. I grew up in Ashland, MO and I married my high school sweetheart, we have two daughters that attend Ridgeway, Johanna & Jewel. Away from school, I enjoy horseback riding, camping, and gardening. We have 5 horses, 1 mule, chickens, 3 rabbits, and two dogs named Josie and Cookie. I look forward to serving the families here at Ridgeway!
Jeni Dorsey, Health Secretary
I’m the health secretary here at Ridgeway and at Gentry Middle School. I’ve been here in the health office since 2017 and love it! I’ve been with the district since 2008 and have worked at multiple schools. I am from New Franklin, MO, and have 3 cats, 1 dog and I’m married to an IT guy at MFA here in Columbia. I love to bake, catch some rays outside, play with my animals and enjoy spending time with my husband. Ridgeway is Super Duper!
Beth Ryberg, Counselor
I am so excited and grateful to be a part of Ridgeway Elementary and to serve as your school counselor! I have been an Elementary School Counselor for the past 9 years. I am also a Licensed Professional Counselor and have worked in a variety of settings with families and children with special needs including Counselor of teens in residential care with dual diagnosis, and private practice.
The counseling program at RWE is here to help students focus on strengths and wellness while addressing personal, social/emotional, and academic needs. Feel free to contact me at any time for parent consultation if you have any concerns for your student in these areas so we can work together for student success. I work closely with students, teachers, and families to help promote success at school and address needs. The counseling program can provide crisis intervention for grief or mental health issues and referral. The comprehensive counseling program is for all students and addresses the areas of academic, personal/social-emotional, and career growth through individual counseling, small groups, and in-class curriculum/counseling class twice per month.
Beth Ryberg, M.Ed., LPC
Ridgeway School Counselor