River Ridge Elementary School gained a new leader after Sally Sosa, Ph.D., was approved by the Leander ISD Board of Trustees at Thursday’s Board meeting.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Sally Sosa as the new principal of River Ridge Elementary,” said Superintendent Bruce Gearing, Ed.D. “Her impressive leadership background and instructional knowledge will undoubtedly have a profound impact on the Rattler community. We are confident that Dr. Sosa’s passion for systems and dedication to cultivating strong relationships with both staff and families will continue to foster a positive and nurturing learning environment for all of our students.”

Sosa currently serves as the assistant principal at Block House Creek Elementary School. Before her time in Leander ISD, she worked for Concordia University as an adjunct professor and university supervisor. She also has leadership experience from her time as the Early Childhood Director at Hill Country Christian School. Sosa has eight years of classroom experience, teaching 3rd grade and preschool in schools in Houston and Austin.

“I am honored and grateful to serve the River Ridge community,” Sosa said. “I look forward to being a part of this innovative culture where students are critically thinking in engaging ways, setting goals and reaching them, and collaborating as they problem solve. Rattlers, I’m excited to think, dream, and believe BIG with you!”

Sosa received a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University. She holds two master’s degrees: one in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University and one in Educational Leadership from Stephen F. Austin University. Most recently, Sosa received her doctorate in School Improvement from Texas State University.