The Ridgefield School District is pleased to announce the hiring of Jeremy Tortora as its newest administrator. Tortora will serve as an assistant principal at Ridgefield High School. Tortora replaces Barnaby Gloger, who recently resigned after accepting a position in another school district.
Tortora is currently the associate principal in charge of curriculum and assessment at Hudson’s Bay High School in Vancouver. He has worked for the Vancouver School District since 2005, where he started as a biology and chemistry teacher at the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics and has been at Skyview High School for a decade. After earning his administrative certification in 2017, Tortora has served as the Dean of Students, Associate Principal and Athletic Director at Skyview High School before transferring to Hudson’s Bay.
“I am incredibly excited to join the team at Ridgefield High School,” Tortora said. “I strongly believe that connecting the community to our schools in collaboration and celebration of our students is a key to our shared success. I have a deep passion for positively impacting students on a daily basis, and I look forward to working each day to support and build an amazing staff that prioritizes student success in all that we do.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Jeremy to the Spudder family,” said RHS Principal Christen Palmer. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position, and we look forward to working in collaboration with him as we serve our students and the Ridgefield community.”
Tortora has a Bachelor's degree in Pre-Med/Applied Health and a Master’s degree in Secondary Education from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA. He earned his Administrative Leadership Certification from Washington State University-Vancouver and has an extensive background in coaching varsity football, track, and freshman basketball.