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Denine Matthews

Hi I am Denine Matthews, Principal of Ridgecrest Elementary. I count it a blessing to be able to serve the community. I am a PROUD graduate of J. O. Johnson High School. I am also excited about the new opportunities that lie ahead for the students in this community. It is my goal that each student is prepared academically and socially to meet the challenges of higher education and life. I love spending time with my daughter who attends Auburn University. I look forward to being a servant leader to the students, teachers, parents, and community of Ridgecrest Elementary.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” Maya Angelou
M.S. Instructional Leadership, Samford University (2012)
M.S. Elementary Education, Alabama A & M University (2004)
B. S. Elementary Education, Athens State University (1996)
Class A, Instructional Leadership Grade Level: P-12 Instructional Leader
Class B Elementary Education Grade Level: K-6 Elementary Education
Class A Elementary Education Grade Level: K-6 Elementary Education
Blossomwood Elementary TOSA/Assistant Principal 2015-2016
Rolling Hills Elementary TOSA/Assistant Principal 2014-2015
Providence Elementary TOSA/Assistant Principal 2012-2014
University Place Elementary ARI Reading Coach 2009-2012
Terry Heights Elementary ARI Reading Coach 2008-2009
Chapman Elementary 5th and 3rd Grade Teacher 1998-2008