Principal - Dr. Angie Chandler
Dr. Chandler has 10 years of teaching experience and started her administrative career in Columbia Public Schools in 2004 at Gentry Middle School. She has been principal of Cedar Ridge Elementary since 2008. She received her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education at Southeast Missouri State University in 1985, Master's Degree in Elementary and Secondary Administration at William Woods University in 2004, and a Doctorate at the University of Missouri in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2016.
Assistant Principal - Mrs. Jacqui Smith
The 2018-2019 school year will be Mrs. Smith’s 16th year in education. She earned her bachelor’s degree in special education from Illinois State University in 2002 and her master’s in educational administration and supervision from National Louis University in 2006. Mrs. Smith taught special education and was a program coordinator in the Chicagoland area and Salt Lake City before moving to Columbia in 2016.
Principal's Secretary - Julie Hicklin
Julie has been the Principal’s Secretary at Cedar Ridge since 2016. She has a business degree from Westminster College. Before working at Cedar Ridge she was a stay-at-home mom for 9 years.
Attendance Secretary - Kendra Collard
The 2018-2019 school year will be Kendra’s 7th year working in a public-school setting and 3rd year as a secretary. In 2015 she graduated with an Associate’s Degree from MCC-Blue River in Kansas City and then relocated to Columbia where she also managed a high-end retail store while working for CPS.