West Ridge Principal's Corner


My name is TJ George and it is my pleasure to be your West Ridge IB World School principal. I started in RUSD thirteen years ago as a special education teacher. Now, I come into my seventh year with West Ridge serving our staff, families and students.

During my time at West Ridge I have learned so much about the International Baccalaureate program and can’t wait to see how the Primary Years Programme impacts all of our students under the guidance of our staff. I am so excited for the opportunity to continue working with our ­wonderful students, staff and families at West Ridge this year!

Born and raised right here in Racine, I’ve spent almost all of my career in education in RUSD and am thrilled to be able to give back to the District that taught me so much. My wife Mandy and I are both educators and have six children. As I am sure you can relate, spare time is precious and rare, because sporting events, activities, work and school keep us very busy.

As we continue our important work together, please know that I am committed to building strong relationships with our school’s community. Our best work will be accomplished when we work together to improve learning for all of our students.

I want you to know that your voice is important to me. Please always feel free to reach out to me whether it’s by phone, email or by scheduling an appointment.