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 eight years ago as a special education teacher. Now, I come into my second year with the West Ridge community after spending two years at McKinley Middle School as an assistant principal.

During my time at McKinley I learned so much about the International Baccalaureate program and can’t wait to share that knowledge with all of you. I am so excited for the opportunity to begin 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 five 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 kick off 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.