Superintendent, Joseph Aldridge

Joseph Aldridge
District Superintendent

Superintendent’s Message

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! As I start my third year with Columbia, I am excited about the opportunities available to our students!

We offer a high quality, rigorous academic program that addresses students’ needs while also pushing them to achieve to the highest of their ability. We are excited at the new social studies curriculum we have adopted for this school year. Our students will have a chance to engage with social studies content in a meaningful way while also addressing language arts standards. We are also piloting new science curriculum this year. 

Our staff have worked to get grant funding and professional development to support Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) education. This funding and training has allowed us to open new spaces for students to explore, experiment, and create. I am very excited to see everything our students can do with these tools. 

Social and Emotional Learning is also important to our staff and students at Columbia. We are excited to continue with Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to assist all students in understanding the clear expectations for behavior and interactions on campus. We are also adding structures to existing programs to ensure students who need more support get what they need to be successful. 

I am happy that you and your students are a part of our school. If you should need my assistance with anything, please feel free to contact me at or by calling 209-532-0202. Thank you and I look forward to a wonderful year. 


Joe Aldridge