Matt Engler - Principal
Welcome to Trailridge Middle School!
As a Trailridge community, we are committed to developing responsible, resilient, and respectful learners and leaders through varied opportunities to promote academic and social growth for all. We are home of the Wildcats and we take every opportunity to help our students learn each day. Our vision is to #BeTheDifference and we look for opportunities to be that positive difference in each other’s lives.
I earned my bachelor's degree from Benedictine College in Mathematics & Secondary Education and my master’s degree in School Leadership from Baker University. I am honored to work alongside a team of dedicated professionals who enjoy coming to work each day to serve our students. I have a passion for celebrating our students and helping them grow into productive members of our community.
Ericka Waller - Associate Principal
Ericka Waller currently serves at Trailridge’s Athletic Director and 7th grade Associate Principal. This is her second year at Trailridge, and her fourth year in administration. Prior to becoming a principal, Ms. Waller taught Theatre and English in Lawrence, Kansas and served as a theatre director and cheerleading coach for many years. She began her career in education as a preschool teacher and continues to enjoy working with students of all ages. She is dedicated to helping students discover their passions and feels that students thrive when they are surrounded by supportive adults that give them opportunities to explore and create.
Cara Kearney - Associate Principal