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Outstanding Principal of the Year, Kathe Riding, Majestic Elementary

Jul 06, 2020 11:51AM ● By Jet Burnham

Kathe Riding, Outstanding Principal of 2020. (Photo courtesy of Jordan Education Foundation.)

By Jet Burnham | [email protected]

The JEF board recognized Kathe Riding as Jordan School District’s Outstanding Principal of the Year because of her persistence in supporting teachers, students and families at Majestic Elementary and Columbia Elementary.

“She knows how to motivate them, and she knows how to get the best out of them that they can possibly be,” said JEF Executive Director Steven Hall. “She never gives up on kids or on teachers—she just doesn't give up. That persistence has been something kind of a trademark of hers.”

The board is impressed with Riding’s persistence in fighting to keep Majestic open. She’s an advocate for literacy and sets high expectations for students. With the Family Learning Center, she provides families with opportunities and tools to become their best selves.

“Kathe is an amazing example of what education means and should mean to people,” Hall said.