Our Principal

Our Principal

Principal Fritz Gere

Fritz GereWelcome to Cedar River Elementary! What a privilege it is to be the principal of a brand new elementary school. We are fortunate to have a talented and caring staff that is committed to student learning. I know many of the students who will be attending CRES. I can't wait to get to know each of the other students, and their families.

The staff and I want Cedar River to be a place of hope for all students. We look forward to inspiring hope by building strong connections and relationships with students, working collaboratively and focusing on humility, respect and compassion.


I started my career in education in 1993, with eight years as a primary and intermediate teacher at Rock Creek Elementary, two years as dean of students at Glacier Park Elementary, six years as an elementary principal in the White River School District, and most recently served as principal at Rock Creek. Additionally, I have taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in education at local universities. Areas I am especially passionate about include differentiated instruction, mathematics, integrated curriculum and the arts. 


I was born and raised in Snoqualmie Valley. I earned a B.A. in elementary education, from Northwest University, a M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction and administrative credentials from City University. I am married and have two children. For recreation I enjoy reading, music, traveling, attending concerts and plays, skiing with my family and playing the piano.

I can be reached at fgere@tahomasd.us or 413-5400.