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Kathy Blackwell

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Hello, Canyon Ridge students & families! I am Kathy Blackwell, Principal of Canyon Ridge Intermediate. I want to welcome you, introduce myself, and let you know that everyone at Canyon Ridge is dedicated to making this the best year imaginable for your child!  

I graduated from Mustang, taught at both Mustang North and Mustang South middle schools, and have been the principal at Canyon Ridge since it opened in 2013. My certifications are in Pre-K, Elementary and Middle School.  I cannot begin to express the privilege and JOY it is to work with teachers and students each day! 

Canyon Ridge is a remarkable school. Our entire Canyon Ridge staff (custodians, cafeteria, counselors, librarian, paras, teachers, & principals) believe that we are here for a reason… for your child & family! We are committed to building relationships, encouraging and helping your child, creating a safe, positive school environment, and filling your child’s day with fun, engaging, and challenging learning activities!  

I am so proud of our students’ efforts and accomplishments each year!  It is our students’ exceptional hard work, our families’ partnership, and the outstanding instruction, support, and guidance that our teachers and staff provide that ensures every child grows and succeeds. I truly believe our CRI faculty and staff are exceptional and 2nd to none. 

We are CRI - such a dedicated school family with high academic expectations, innovative best-practice teaching strategies, great expertise, and a huge heart for kids!   

Sometimes, at this age, children can begin to doubt themselves, compare to others, and lose their confidence and enthusiasm for learning.  We want every child to love learning, believe in themselves, gain confidence, experience success, learn at high levels, and have a blast along the way! 

Thank you for placing your trust in us.  Our entire Canyon Ridge faculty and staff look forward to partnering with you and promise to work diligently to continue our tradition of providing exceptional learning activities and the safe, caring environment your child deserves!  

Together, we will make this a wonderful year! If you have any questions or if I can help in any way, be sure to reach out to me!

Kathy Blackwell
Principal of Canyon Ridge Intermediate

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