Principal's Message

  • New Year Brings New Hopes and Opportunities”

    Principal’s Message

    Riverland Elementary School welcomes 2020 with great excitement and high expectations. As we have in years past, we have renewed our commitment to provide all students with a well-rounded, high quality education, supplemented with many hands-on activities. Consequently, our students will continue to receive additional academic assistance in small groups, specifically designed to meet each student’s individual needs.

    Rightfully, we are very proud of our students at Riverland Elementary School, who continue to work diligently and demonstrate academic growth. Having stated this, we recognize that our students’ development would not be possible without the unconditional support and assistance of their parents/guardians. Additionally, students must have a clean, safe and welcoming school environment, where all school staff members realize that they are a part of something much bigger than their specific job responsibilities. At Riverland Elementary School we are fortunate to enjoy a culture that embraces the team approach to better serve our students; however, we have to recognize two very special individuals who epitomize teamwork and are highly regarded and respected by our colleagues and students. As such, Riverland Elementary School proudly recognizes and congratulates:

    Mrs. Celia Merrifield – Teacher of the Year

    Ms. Kathy Walker – School-Related Employee of the Year

    We are very fortunate to have Mrs. Merrifield, kindergarten grade teacher, and Ms. Walker, Facilities Serviceperson, with us. Their commitment and service to our students and community are unwavering and inspiring. Fittingly, they were formally recognized during the Caliber Awards Ceremony at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Once again, Riverland Elementary School is extremely proud of these two very special colleagues and individuals.

    Finally, we will continue to foster the belief that we are a community of learners. In keeping with this, we will continue to reach out to our parents and encourage them to be actively involved in their children’s education. We will also solicit the assistance and support of our community members and businesses. By working together, we will continue to provide solid support systems and maximize the resources available to our amazing students.



    Oslay Gil 

    Mr. Gil