Principal's Page

Dear Riverbend Elementary Families & Community:


I am honored to have the opportunity to be the principal at Riverbend Elementary!  How lucky are we all to be able to go to school right in our beautiful neighborhood in this beautiful school.  We have a staff that is filled with talented and caring adults who are passionate about making a difference for the students and families they serve!  Who could ask for a better place to be!


The Riverbend Staff and I are committed to meeting the academic, social, emotional and behavioral needs of our students.  We are all passionate about education and know that without family and community involvement, our students may not meet their full potential.  We welcome and look forward to a strong partnership with our families and community all working together to meet our student’s needs! We want all of our students and families to feel like they belong and are at home in our school culture.  We respect and celebrate each unique individual as the special human being they are. One of a kind!  We believe we are a ripple that influences the lives of children ~ empowering them to develop into caring and successful people in order to achieve their dreams and aspirations.  #betheripple


Please know that we are going to challenge our students, push for their best efforts, laugh with them and love them on a daily basis.  Thank you for joining us in the most important job in the world… educating our children!


I personally look forward to meeting and getting to know the Riverbend families and community.  Please don’t hesitate to call, email or stop by!


At Riverbend we will influence every heart, every mind, every day in every way!




Jeff Dufresne