Our Principal

Welcome to Buffalo Ridge!

My name is John Veit and I have the privilege to serve as the principal of our school. This is beginning my fourth year at Buffalo Ridge, but I have been working in the feeder even longer and feel very fortunate to serve such a supportive community.

I believe in fostering a caring and nurturing environment where all students can learn, grow, and succeed. We do this by building strong, positive relationships within our school with our students. With those relationships established, we are able to give our students the high academic rigor they are craving, while being sure they are enjoying themselves and what they are doing in the process. Those key elements, put together, create an environment where we can empower and challenge our students.

If you would like to speak with me about your child, our school, our programing, or anything Buffalo Ridge, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I can be reached via email, phone, or just drop on by the school.

John Veit


Principal Bio


Principal Profile article from district THINK newsletter

  • In education for 20 years.
  • Taught elementary and middle school
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education, Elementary Education from Arizona State University, 1999
  • Masters in Education: Instructional Technology from Lesley University, 2006
  • Education Specialist: School Leadership from University of Northern Colorado, 2013
  • Tointon Institute for Educational Change: Principal Leadership Academy, 2017
  • Married with 3 kids. Toby, Abby and Alex
  • Love to golf, drive a Jeep trail or do some fishing.
  • Go Sun Devils!