The Ridgefield School District is pleased to announce the hiring of Jessica Drake at its newest administrator. Drake will serve as Ridgefield’s Director of Alternative Learning Experiences (ALE) and Business Partnerships. Among other responsibilities, Drake will oversee Ridgefield’s new virtual learning program, Wisdom Ridge Academy (click to open link) in her new role.
Drake is currently an assistant principal at Battle Ground High School. She has been with the school and the Battle Ground Public Schools district since 2008, where she started her career in education as a Family and Consumer Science teacher. In 2019, Drake became the school’s Dean of Students before finally transitioning to her current position as an assistant principal last year.
“I am thrilled to be joining the team at the Ridgefield School District,” Drake said. “I am excited for many reasons, but I especially look forward to developing relationships with all school and community stakeholders to create and maintain programs that not only provide personalized learning experiences, but also ensure students are prepared for successful futures no matter which career path they choose.”
Drake has a Bachelor's degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration with a minor in Business Administration from Washington State University, and a Master’s in Family and Consumer Science Education from Central Washington University. Drake has also earned a Career and Technical Education Director Certificate from the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), and has completed Central Washington University’s Administrator Certificate program.
RSVP for Wisdom Ridge Academy’s Family Information Night Wednesday, April 21
Those interested in learning more about Wisdom Ridge Academy will have an opportunity to meet Jessica Drake at a Family Information Night on Wednesday, April 21. An RSVP is required to attend (click to open link). Presentations will begin at 5:45 and 6:30 p.m., with question and answer sessions following each presentation. Families can attend in-person or remotely, but space for the in-person sessions is limited due to 6’ distancing requirements.