Principal's Message


    Dear Parents and Students, 


    Welcome to Heritage Elementary School! This will be my third year at Heritage as the principal. I will be starting my 20th year in education. My experience ranges from being an Elementary School classroom teacher, School Counselor, Dean of Students, and for the last six years I was an Assistant Principal and this will be my second year as principal at Heritage. My previous experience and education has prepared me to be the best school principal for the students, staff and community at Heritage Elementary. I am proud to say that the staff members are dedicated to giving our children the best educational experiences possible. They are willing to answer any questions you may have about our school program. We would like to extend an invitation to have you visit our school and become an active part of our school community. We love parent volunteers. 

    We are an exceptional school with a long tradition of achievement and leadership. During the 22-23 school year, our school was rated a "Performance" school according to the Colorado Department of Education. We also earned the Governor's Bright Spot Award with a $50,000 monetary award given to the school. The Heritage  Staff and I are committed to providing the best possible learning experience for all students. Our top priority is to increase student achievement. We want all Heritage students to leave our school with the tools and knowledge necessary to achieve both their educational and career goals. To ensure maximum effectiveness and efficiency regarding the student learning environment, Heritage has a behavior management plan. We will continue to implement the PBIS (Positive Behavior Support) to ensure we spend more time teaching and rewarding positive behavior. We will be in our second year of implementation with “Leader in Me. Leader in me is based on the 7 Habits of highly effective people. You will see bulletin boards focused on leadership in the school, as this mindset encourages leadership from staff as well as students.  We also support the district Bully Prevention efforts.

    If you or your child has any questions regarding the behavior management process, please feel free to contact us for clarification. If you have questions, you are welcome to contact me, your child’s teacher or the school counselor to discuss any concerns you may have. We will be happy to provide you with more information. 


    We are proud of our school and want to share that pride with our students and families. We believe every student has the potential to be successful here and ready for the next level of education. With all of us working together, each child will leave Heritage with a precious gift-a quality education! 


    If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about our school please feel free to contact the school office at (719) 549-7575. 


    Have a great year


    Richelle Paradiso, Principal