Rio Elementary School

355 Lowville Road, WI 53960 - (920) 992-3143

Principal - Mr. Craig Vetter

Principal's Page

Dear Rio School District Community,

My name is Craig Vetter, and I am the Rio Elementary Principal as well as the Superintendent for the Rio Community School District. It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year. This school year is my twenty-seventh in education. (Actually, I believe it is my forty-fourth if I go back to my kindergarten year.) Before coming to Rio, I spent twenty years in the Friess Lake School District as both a first and fourth grade teacher. I have been the Elementary Principal here for six years and this school year is my first in the dual role.

I grew up in Milwaukee where I attended Grandview Elementary, Burroughs Middle School and Milwaukee Vincent High School. At Vincent, I was a Viking just like I am now. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education through Carroll College. At Concordia University I earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. By doing so, I obtained licenses to be a Principal and a Director of Instruction. Most recently, I went to Marian University to earn a Superintendent’s license.

At Rio Elementary, I have the pleasure of working with a dedicated staff that it always looking out for the best interests of our students. For our students to reach their full potential there must be a strong partnership between the school and home. It is crucial that parents support the teachers in the education of their children. The best way to do this is by keeping the lines of communication open between home and school. Additionally, I strongly encourage parent and community involvement. Please don’t hesitate to ask how you can help or share what talents you have to make our school even stronger.


Craig Vetter