Principal Karen Rivas
As we get to know one another, I’d like to share a little about myself. The 2021-2022 school year will mark my seventeenth year as an educator. I have served in the classroom as a teaching assistant serving English Language Learners, a lead classroom teacher, classroom observer in Baltimore City and school administrator in the District. Most recently, I have been Principal at a DC Charter school serving and international community. I hold master’s degrees in Education Administration and Executive Leadership and completed Principal training with New Leaders. Serving as an elementary principal is a distinct honor at the intersection of my passion and expertise: closely supporting teachers and young learners while bringing system design and collaboration to ensure a high quality education for all. On a personal note, my husband and I have lived in the DC area since 2005. We have a son entering high school, a daughter continuing in middle school and my youngest begins pre-Kindergarten this fall. Rock Creek Park is a favorite of ours for hikes on weekends with our two big dogs. We love the District and its beautiful expressions of diversity.