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From the Desk of Mrs. Cannon



Dear Riverwood Families,

It is an honor to introduce myself as the new principal of Riverwood Elementary School and to join this extraordinary school community. I hope that this note finds you enjoying the rejuvenating days of summer and that you and your children are looking forward to beginning a wonderful school year together. I can assure you that I share in this school community’s commitment to caring for your children each and every day. 

Professionally, I possess 19 years of educational experience. Last year I served as principal of Crosby Elementary in Harvard. Prior to Crosby, I spent 4 years as an assistant principal in Crystal Lake District 47. Before stepping into an administration role, I taught 14 years primarily in fourth and fifth grades and 1 year of first grade. I am extremely thankful for these experiences that have prepared and led me to where I am today.  

My passion has been and always will be educating students.  With that in mind, you can expect that I will work diligently with teachers to make sure our students are exposed to curriculum and instruction that is both engaging and challenging.   I have an open door policy and welcome your input and ideas.

I am eager to get to know all of you and your wonderful child(ren). I believe that one of the most important aspects of my work as principal of Riverwood is building meaningful relationships with students, families, and teachers. I look forward to meeting you and thank you in advance for welcoming me into this fantastic learning community!


Kristen Cannon

Principal-Riverwood Elementary School