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Our Principal

Dr. Amanda McCarther

Phone: 972-293-4501

Degrees and Certifications:
McCarther earned a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary from the University of Houston, a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (K-12),from Texas A & M University at Commerce. Her certifications include Elementary Self-Contained PK-6, Principal EC-12, and English Second Language.

Dear Lake Ridge Elementary School Scholars, Families & Staff,

I am truly honored and excited to write this letter as the newly named principal of Lake Ridge Elementary School. As many know, I most recently served as the Principal at Bray Elementary School, and came to Cedar Hill in 2021 from Mansfield ISD where I served in several leadership and instructional positions.

As the principal of Lake Ridge Elementary School, I will lead with heart, maintain a culture of excellence and high expectations.  Student achievement will be our top priority.  I will collaborate with all stakeholders to implement high-quality instruction based on research-based practices.  Our team will use multiple data sources to make informed decisions about teaching and learning to increase student achievement. Furthermore, I’m excited to nurture our scholars who engage in the Montessori program to support their compassion, independence, and journey to become life-long learners.  As a classroom teacher, my instruction was centered around Montessori principles and it was a joy to observe my students’ growth.   

At Lake Ridge Elementary School, families and community members are vital partners in supporting student achievement.  Through two-way communication, regular updates on scholars’ progress, and ongoing engagement opportunities, we will meet the needs of our scholars and the goals of our campus.  

I am confident that together, we can make Lake Ridge an even better place for our scholars to learn and grow.  As your new principal, it is my sincere pleasure and honor to be chosen to serve you and this community.


Dr. Amanda McCarther