Welcome to our new Principal, Dr. Roach
Dr Roach

Dr. Jennifer Roach has been named the new Principal at Riverside Middle School in Anderson School District 4. Dr. Roach has 15 years of public education experience most recently at Gettys Middle School in Easley. She has a BA in English from Virginia Commonwealth University, Master of Arts in Teaching from Clemson University, Education Specialist degree from Arkansas State University, and PhD in Professional Leadership from Converse College. Dr. Roach begins her tenure at Riverside on July 1, 2022.

We Are Riverside

Our core revolves around: -We are student centered -Family is everything -We will work hard -Everyone makes a difference -We will celebrate our successes -Respect is crucial -Trust and honesty must be valued -We teach standards, the ability to think critically, and character -We create value in others -Rigor is essential -Using data enhances instruction -We plan valuable lessons -Success is built on relationships -Consistency is critical -Technology supports instruction -We want our kids to love being here

“Many Minds….One Mission” #ManyMindsOneMission

RMS MISSION, VISION, AND GOALS Mission Our purpose is to provide a rigorous learning environment that prepares all students for high school; thus college, careers and a successful life in a global community.

Vision The vision of RMS is to meet all state and federal guidelines and to be recognized as an “Excellent” middle school.


  1. Integrate innovative technology into all facets of instruction, communication and district operations. (1:1 Technology)

  2. Ensure a safe, supportive environment that cultivates character, fosters positive social behavior and inspires a love of learning for all students.

  3. Promote academic achievement and personal development of all students to perform at his/her maximum abilities.

  4. Recruit, advance and retain the most effective, culturally competent teachers and staff.

“Many Minds….One Mission” #ManyMindsOneMission