Mr. Jonathan Heitmann

    Assistant Principal





     I am so excited to continue my role as Assistant Principal of Ridgewood Avenue School.  I am ready for any new challenges and ready to continue my positive relationships with students, faculty, and parents.   I am a person who is very positive and I am excited to be a RHINO!


    The goal of my webpage is to inform and inspire.  Those of you who know me, know that I am a positive person and try to maintain a positive attitude at all times.  I have included pictures and quotations on this site that are important to me.  I look at these from time to time to assist me in creating that positive attitude. I have learned that you can take any situation and turn it into a positive. It is not the situation you are handed, but your attitude towards it that matters. 





      “Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.”

    –Jesse Owens 






      The 3 people who make me smile the most- my wife Kristen, Jessica (21), and Casey (18). 



    “Fight one more round. When your feet are so tired that you have to shuffle back to the center of the ring, fight one more round. When your arms are so tired that you can hardly lift your hands to come on guard, fight one more round. When your nose is bleeding and your eyes are black and you are so tired that you wish your opponent would crack you one on the jaw and put you to sleep, fight one more round — remembering that the man who always fights one more round is never whipped.”






    "Success is like anything worthwhile. It has a price. You have to pay the price to win and you have to pay the price to get to the point where success is possible. Most important, you must pay the price to stay there."

     - Vince Lombardi



     Goofy Finn  

    Our Boy Finn!!


    "If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done."

    - Vince Lombardi



    Both girls enjoy college life!  Jess is in he Senior year, studying to be a Veterinarian and i scaptain of the Soccer Team at Stockton University (#5) and Casey is a Frshman & studies Studio Art at the College of Charleston in South Carolina.

    "Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile."

    - Vince Lombardi


    "Individual commitment to a group effort-that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."

    - Vince Lombardi


    "The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender."

    - Vince Lombardi



    "I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle-victorious."

    - Vince Lombardi


     One of my favorite places- Jensen's Marina, Captiva Florida


    Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
    John Wooden


    If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes.
    John Wooden






     The reason why I no longer feed the birds in my backyard!!!



    If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
    Lou Holtz


    Have a Great Day!