Mrs. Sandra Kerner Retires
Congratuations to Mrs. Kerner who after 30 years of service to SMCPS,
and most recently Principal at RES for the past 12 years,
passes the reins to Ms. Honora Batelka.
Welcome Ms. Honora Batelka
The RES community would like to welcome Ms. Honora Balteka.
Ms. Batelka holds a Master’s degree from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and a
Bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
She has served as a Special Education teacher, Instructional Resource Teacher, and Academic Dean.
Most recently she served as a Supervisor of Special Education in the Department of Special Education.
Ridge Elementary School might be one of the smallest elementary schools in
St. Mary’s County, but that doesn’t keep students from achieving great things.
The RES Rockets robotics team claimed the top award in its division
for robot design, proving that big things really do come in small packages.
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Message from the Principal
Welcome to Ridge Elementary School. Ridge Elementary School is located in a rural setting on the end of the peninsula of St. Mary’s County, surrounded by water. Currently, we have about 290 students enrolled in grades Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 5.