The Ridgefield School District is pleased to announce the hiring of Ian Mansfield as its newest administrator. Mansfield will serve as the principal at View Ridge Middle School, replacing Tony Smith who has accepted a principal position with the Longview School District effective at the conclusion of the 2021-2022 school year.
Mansfield is currently an Associate Principal at Skyview High School in the Vancouver Public Schools district where he has worked since 2019. In his role as Associate Principal, Mansfield has helped lead the special education and English learners programs, oversaw the Associated Student Body and student clubs and activities, and led the school’s multi-tiered system of supports programs.
Before becoming an administrator, Mansfield started out as a middle school special education teacher at Alki Middle School in Vancouver where he taught from 2011-2015. He then worked as VPS’ School Climate Transformation Positive Behavior Intervention Specialist (PBIS) Instructional Coach for a year. From 2016 to 2019, Mansfield served as VPS’ Special Services Manager and Program Administrator where among other tasks, he oversaw the district’s crisis prevention training and compliance.
“We are thrilled to have Ian joining the team here at the Ridgefield School District” said Dr. Nathan McCann, Ridgefield School District Superintendent. “His experience working with students of different ages and varying educational needs makes him a great fit at View Ridge Middle School, and we look forward to him continuing the work of building a positive school culture in our pursuit of being Washington’s premier school district.”
Mansfield has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master’s in the Art of Teaching from Willamette University in Salem, OR. He earned his Program and Building Administrator certification from Seattle City University in 2016.
“I am honored to be joining the View Ridge family,” Mansfield said. “I look forward to building positive relationships with students and their families, the View Ridge staff, and of course, the wider Ridgefield community.”