Staff working in the kitchen

Hi, my name is Kenyatta Hughes, principal of Pleasant Ridge Elementary. I continue to be honored and excited to be a member of the PR family. As your principal, I look forward each day to strengthening the relationships that I have begun building with all of our wonderful students, families, teachers, and talented staff. 

As in previous years, we will continue our commitment to helping all children develop their intellectual capacity, academic skills, and social competence so that they will be prepared to effectively negotiate the demands associated with living in an ever-changing world. Beyond the rigors of their academic program, it is our aim to instill within each student the essential principles of pride, respect and responsibility so that they will become productive and contributing members of our increasingly global society. 

High expectations, which have been established by our qualified and dedicated staff will be maintained while also providing a safe and nurturing student-centered community that fosters respect for individual differences.

I have been dedicated to the field of education for 15 years. I have worked with students ranging from Kindergarten through 8th grade in a variety of roles. I am thrilled to bring my skills as an educational leader to Pleasant Ridge Elementary and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success. 

To conclude, please remember that my door is always open to you. I sincerely welcome your conversation and input. Let us keep our students the primary focus of our work. I can’t wait to celebrate our collective success.

In partnership,

Kenyatta Hughes

Principal, Pleasant Ridge Elementary