By Addison Mumm
With over 30 years in education, Dr. Jeff Athey is a qualified addition to the River Ridge School District. He began his title of superintendent for the entire school district as well as the K-4 grade principal July 1.
Replacing the temporary district administrator, Tom Andres, Athey is coming into the job with an open mind, open ears and a determined outlook.
Athey has a long history of working in education— teaching high school English and high school theatre and speech; coaching softball, baseball, girl’s basketball and girl’s track; advising cheerleader; directing theatre; and working as an assistant principal and as a principal.
Attending Cornell College in Iowa, Athey received a Bachelors of Special Studies, majoring in English and in theatre and speech, in addition to a coaching minor. Athey started working after graduating from Cornell College.