K4 - 5th Grade Principal
Tavi Riddle joined The Lincoln Academy team in August 2021 as the Assistant Principal of Instruction. She deeply believes that a culture of joy and rigor can, and should, go hand in hand with an impactful and rich learning experience for all ages and is proud to be part of that vision at TLA. Tavi is excited to have the opportunity to coach and collaborate with an already excellent teaching staff as they make each scholar’s “best self” the number one priority.
Tavi has served with a major urban district as a special education, general elementary, and project-based learning leader at various points during her four-year tenure. She has also held posts in Cambodia, the UAE, and Uganda as a classroom teacher, phonics coordinator, and co-chair of the early years departments. In addition, Tavi has had over four years of experience in the charter world as a founding teacher and art educator in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Tavi holds a Bachelor of Science in Childhood Education as well as a Master of Science in Special Education, both from Nyack College. She also holds a Master's degree
in Administrative Leadership from UW-Milwaukee, including both principal and director of curriculum and instruction licensure.
Tavi is a proud native of Beloit and thrilled to be back near her family, which has deep roots in the community. Outside of school, you might catch her at local parks and markets with her son, getting a good workout at the YMCA, or thrifting at antique markets and second-hand stores.