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Principal Jamila Thomas

Dear Springridge Elementary Staff, Families, and Community:

I’m honored to serve as the principal of Springridge Elementary School. It is great to be a part of a community where students, teachers, and parents care for each other and strive to build meaningful relationships that support academic and social-emotional growth. 

I come to you with seventeen years of experience as an educator and campus leader in rural, urban, and suburban settings ranging from the elementary, middle, and high school levels. My experiences have helped me see the social, academic, and behavioral transitions from Kindergarten to their senior year of High School.

It is my belief that relationships are the foundation of every strong school community and I am committed to working hard to continue the legacy of success by building strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners.  

I consider my most important job to be that of a child advocate. I will spend a lot of time with your children, getting to know their personalities, learning styles, and interests. I will celebrate their successes, small and large. I will encourage them every day and let them know they are valued and have a special place in our school.

We will continue to focus on character education initiatives, the use of data to drive instruction, and provide consistent implementation of the curriculum in a rigorous manner so that we can continue to increase all of the students’ achievements.

I wholeheartedly believe that great schools are the result of great teachers and my primary goal is to continue to support the teachers of Springridge Elementary and provide them with the tools they need to continue to be successful and help your children grow and prosper.

I encourage all of our parents to become active members of our PTA. With your support, our staff and students can have amazing events, school supplies, and field trip opportunities.

Partnering with families is crucial and we encourage families to stay connected and informed by following our district website for important updates and information.

Also, remember to update your personal contact information in the Parent Portal. For more information on how to update your parent information please call the school at 469-593-8600.  

I look forward to working with you as a team to help each student at Springridge Elementary meet their goals and have a successful school year!

Warm Regards,

Jamila Thomas,


Assistant Principal Tiffany Merrell