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A message from the principal

Hello Timber Ridge Families,                                                                                                     

I hope my message finds you and your family well. My name is Catie Peterson and I have the honor of leading Timber Ridge Middle School as Principal. Having the opportunity to lead such an amazing learning environment and community is a privilege. Our administrative team is focused on building a strong sense of community to enhance student learning and belonging.

Over the 20+ years that I have been an educator, I have always been driven to do better and be better than the day before; every day is a new day, with a new opportunity, and it shouldn’t be wasted. That is my mission and focus for our students and staff at Timber Ridge. This mission encompasses collaboration, communication, intentional professional development for staff, purposeful learning for students, and focused, data-driven, and team-driven decisions.

As I begin each day at TRMS, I look forward to continuing to enhance a culture of kindness, leadership, and community for our students, staff, and families. Every child, every staff member, and every family member who walks through our doors will feel welcomed, valued, and proud to be a part of our Wolf Pack.

I truly believe that when we work together with our families, as a team, we can build a strong foundation for success for your children and our students. Please reach out if you need something.


Catie Peterson, Principal

Timber Ridge Middle School

2101 Bronk Road, Plainfield, IL 60586 (815) 439-3410


Congratulations to 8th grader Layla Dudley, who was crowned the 2024 Plainfield Hometown Irish Parade Princess. Layla is a member of the Green Machine Marching Band, a dancer and track athlete, and has been inducted in the TR chapter of the National Junior Honor Society.
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