Principal's Corner

Mrs. Kim Erwin
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Ringgold Elementary School


As the Principal of Ringgold Elementary School, I’d like to welcome you to our school!  RES consists of the best students, the best families, and the best educators in the world.  

The theme for our year is “Dream Big; Make a Difference.” With a Mission of Learning, Loving, and Growing Together, we strive to accomplish our Vision of Equipping Everyone for Excellence.  We value and collectively commit to encouraging a love for learning to reach our goals; being positive and working together as a team; and being willing to change and grow.  

Goals for this school year include but are not limited to the following:

  • Increase each student’s Lexile Reading Level significantly 
  • Increase the percentage of students who demonstrate a Proficient or Distinguished Level of Performance on the Georgia Milestones Assessments in all areas expected for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders

Another important goal for this year is to help our students demonstrate more than one year of growth based on the STAR Reading and Math assessments as well as the Georgia Milestones Assessments.

Ringgold Elementary School currently has about 480 students enrolled.  These students represent various ethnicities and socio-economic levels.  We are a schoolwide Title I school which provides additional funds to help meet the needs of our students and families.  Mrs. Kathy Kennedy is our Title I Parent Involvement Coordinator and, in my opinion, is one of the best PICS to be found. 

Ringgold Elementary School is a Professional Learning Community and is committed to working toward the title of PLC Model School.  All educators meet within their Power Team each week to work together collaboratively in order to meet the needs of all of their students.  

We look forward to meeting our new students and their families and welcoming our returning families back for another awesome year.  Together, I’m confident we are going to make a difference and make things happen this year!

First Day:  August 12th

Doors open at 7:00 a.m.

Dismissal is at 2:30 p.m.

Tiger Den (aftercare) is from 2:30-6:00 p.m

Parent Orientation Nights: 

*August 20th for 3rd grade - 6:00 p.m.

*August 22nd for 4th grade - 6:30 p.m.

*August 27th for 5th grade - 6:00 p.m.



Elementary School: Westside Elementary School - Catoosa County

Middle School: Lakeview Jr. High School - Catoosa County

High School: Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe (LFO) High School, 1981 - Catoosa County

Dalton College/State University of West Georgia: Bachelor Degree Early Childhood Education,

ESOL Endorsement, Gifted Endorsement 1996

Lincoln Memorial University: Master Degree Curriculum & Instruction, 2003

Lincoln Memorial University: Educational Specialist Degree Administration & Supervison, 2005

Professional Experience:

Tiger Creek Elementary 1996-2004, 2nd, 5th grades, Horizon (gifted) grades 1-5

Ringgold Middle School, 2004-2006, 7th grade math, 6-8 Gifted ELA & Social Studies, Comprehensive School Reform Grant Administrator

Lakeview Middle School, 2006, Assistant Principal

Tiger Creek Elementary School, 2007-2009, Assistant Principal

Ringgold Elementary School, 2009-Present, Principal


I am married to David Erwin (LFO, 1978). We are blessed with four awesome children, four wonderful "extra" children (spouses to our children), three beautiful granddaughters and a cute as can be grandson.Sir Bear Bryant of Ringgold is our very spoiled Yorkie.  Our home is in Ringgold, in the RES school zone.


I love spending time with my grandchildren, family and friends. I love to read, write, traveling, technology, decorating and shopping for home decor. I love music and Alabama Roll Tide!


I believe all children deserve the best education possible that meets his/her individual needs.

I believe my responsibility is to make decisions based on what is best for students.

I believe teachers work harder than they are given credit for working.

I believe parents love their children and want them to succeed.

I believe a partnership between home and school is crucial for the success of the student.

Mrs. Kim Erwin