• July 2021

    Dear RES families,


    Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! It is my honor and privilege to serve as your principal.  I have taught for seven years and have served as an elementary assistant principal for nine years. This is the start of my 4th year as principal of Ruckersville Elementary.  I am a resident of Greene County and love being a part of the community as well as the school system. As I begin this new school year,  let me assure you that the commitment to student success and safety remains our number one priority.  


    Student success should encompass not only academics but also the whole child, developing students who are life-ready. In order to successfully meet this goal, we must work together to ensure students are reaching their full potential.  I believe strongly that a growth mindset is a critical piece of this success.  Hard work, perseverance, and effort are all qualities that determine the level of success our students achieve. Please join me in cultivating a growth mindset in each and every one of our Soaring Eagles!


    Ruckersville Elementary is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and child-centered environment in which all students can grow academically, socially, and emotionally.  Each of the staff members at Ruckersville Elementary is dedicated to ensuring this commitment is a reality for our students each and every day. Our Soaring Eagle parents and guardians, through their continued support and involvement, provide the final piece that ensures a strong partnership between school and home.


    Please feel free to contact me anytime at 434-939-9006 or by email at dpayne@greenecountyschools.com



    Donna Payne



    Mrs. Donna Payne, M.Ed.