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From the Desk of the Superintendent


Richard Kelley


























A Message from the Superintendent of River Road ISD,

Mr. Richard Kelley


Parents, Guardians, and Community Members!

Spring is upon us, and things are coming up great at River Road ISD. Please take a moment and read 
through the district's Spring Newsletter so you will be an informed stakeholder in River Road ISD.

You are very much part of the "village" it takes to raise a child, so you need to know what is 
happening in the Wildcat Nation! The district has many activities right now, so don't hesitate to 
check the district website at for the latest information. With the Texas 88th 
Legislature well underway, I am asking the community to advocate for public education strongly. If 
you have any questions on how you can advocate, please don't hesitate to contact my office at 

School safety and security are always important to us. If you hear something, say something. If you 
see something, say something. If you know something, say something. We are all in this together! 
All four campuses have School Resource Officers assigned to them, so please don't hesitate to call 
and visit with any of them.

As we conclude another great year at "The Road," I know many parents feel that summer is a time for 
children to "take a break from learning," but I would like to encourage all parents to keep their 
kids learning. Like the person who constantly goes to the gym to get in better shape, the learner 
must continue reading and learning to keep their brain in shape. Parents who encourage their 
children to read by modeling reading and providing books for them will significantly improve 
overall learning. Even on vacation, parents can occasionally stop at a museum or historical site to 
keep their minds learning. My point is that summer should not be a time to stop learning, but a 
time to switch gears and continue learning differently!

I am blessed to continue to serve this community and these students. Please don't hesitate to call 
my office with any questions or concerns. If I can't answer them, I will point you toward the 
individuals that can.

Finally, thank you again for supporting River Road ISD, and feel free to visit us online at

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the individuals listed below:

Superintendent, Richard Kelley,, 381-7800

HS Principal, Dean Birkes,, 383-8867

MS Principal, Rachel Freeman,, 383-8721

RHES Principal, Erin Brandstatt,, 383-8621

WVECA Principal, Arely Diaz,, 383-8820


Richard Kelley, Superintendent

River Road ISD

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