Highlands Elementary School Leadership

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Highlands Elementary School Leadership

Highlands Elementary School Leadership
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Ryan Ball

Principal of Highlands Elementary School

Over the past two decades, Ryan Ball has served in public education as an elementary teacher, dean of students, and principal. For the past 17 years, Principal Ball has served as the principal of St. Vrain’s Eagle Crest Elementary in Longmont, Colorado.

He strongly believes that the key to a successful school is inspiring every child to achieve their highest potential and that inspired and confident children will be better prepared for success in school and beyond. He is excited to continue to serve in education as Principal of Highlands Elementary, where students will have access to quality educational opportunities within a state-of-the-art facility.


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Michele Keener

Administrative Assistant

Michele is excited to have the opportunity to work at Highlands Elementary and get to know the area families. She has worked in St. Vrain Valley Schools since 2002 where she began her career as a media tech at Prairie Ridge Elementary, and then moved to Eagle Crest Elementary in 2004 continuing in the same position. After years of library and technology, she moved into a new position serving as the administrative assistant at Eagle Crest, which has been a very rewarding experience for her both personally and professionally.

Michele lives in Longmont with her husband and their four grown children are scattered across the Denver area. Together, they share horses, chickens, dogs, cats, and thousands of bees!  Besides their ‘hobby farm’, Michele loves reading, anything to do with water and the mountains, and spending time with her children.

Michele looks forward to growing with the Highlands Elementary community and working with the school plan team to develop an inclusive learning environment that brings out the uniqueness of every student.