Owensville Elementary Principal
Welcome to Owensville Elementary School (O.E.S.), home of the Dutchmen! Here at O.E.S. we take pride in being a close school community that fosters good character and academic excellence. As a member of the O.E.S. family, not only will your child learn how to read, write, and solve mathematical problems, he or she will also learn how to think critically. Our teachers are dedicated to developing future leaders that can think independently with competence and confidence that will allow him or her to achieve goals beyond his or her wildest dreams.
Through the Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (P.B.I.S.) program we set universal expectations and language that creates a learning environment for your child to grow both personally and academically. As a team of parents, students, and staff we will achieve academic excellence and reinforce sound character values to provide an exceptional foundation for your child’s academic career.
I look forward to meeting and work with your child in the weeks and years to come. There is no doubt that the O.E.S. teachers and support staff are critical members in the life of your child. The exceptional staff members at Owensville Elementary will work diligently to provide your child with a positive and high-quality educational experience. As a principal, there is no greater excitement than to observe and participate in the daily learning activities. It is with great pride and satisfaction to watch the overall progress and growth of our students from Pre- Kindergarten to Fifth Grade.
The role of you, the parent/guardian, is the most important piece of our puzzle. It is critical that the relationship between school and home is strong and productive. Consistent and positive communication is vital in helping your child reach and exceed their highest potential. Our Parents and Teachers Together (P.A.T.T.) would be an excellent way to help foster that relationship and it would provide you with many opportunities to have a greater influence on your child’s education. It doesn’t matter if you can help a lot or a little because any amount of time will help. If you are interested in this organization please do not hesitate to call the office.
The school year will bring new hopes and new beginnings. I anxiously await the start and continuation of our education journey. Owensville Elementary is an outstanding school with a close supportive staff and community. Together our focus will be on student learning, critical thinking, and character education to help build today for a successful tomorrow. By doing so, we will continue to strive to be “The Best Elementary We Can Be!”
Yours in Education,
Dr. Scott Davidson
Owensville Elementary Assistant Principal
Tricia Ridder has been an educator in the Gasconade County R-2 School District for 14 years. Upon graduation from Gasconade Co. R-2 she attended the University of Missouri-Rolla and received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Elementary Education. Her graduate work includes a Master’s degree from the University of Missouri and a Specialist degree from Missouri Baptist University. Mrs. Ridder spent 2.5 years as a behavior consultant at the South Central RPDC where she worked with 85 school districts throughout south central Missouri.
Mrs. Tricia Ridder