Elk Creek Elementary Principal
Ryan Fideldy

Mr. Fideldy began his teaching career in the Garfield Re-2 School District in 2006 as a fourth-grade teacher at the former Roy Moore Elementary in Silt, CO. He then taught at Cactus Valley Elementary and in 2012 transitioned to an academic coach at Graham Mesa Elementary school.

“Having the opportunity to lead in Garfield Re-2 is something I’ve aspired to do. To follow a close friend and mentor of mine in Lisa Pierce at Elk Creek Elementary is a great honor,” explained Mr. Fideldy.

“A lot of my enthusiasm for instruction and education was cultivated by Lisa. I look up to her in a lot of ways,” he added.

Mr. Fideldy said that he is excited to begin forming relationships with the Elk Creek Elementary students staff and community and is ready to take on the challenges of helping determine what the coming year, in the era of COVID-19, will look like.

“I really want to get to know everyone - every single student and every staff member. As an administrator, the number of people you get to know and care for grows and you can see the ripple effect, in a positive way, throughout the school,” he explained. “ I enjoy problem-solving to put people in their best possible position to succeed. I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the New Castle and ECE communities.”