Patrick Ritt - Kensington Woods
Middle School Math and Science
Let me Introduce Myself:
My name is Patrick Ritt and I teach Middle School Math and Science at Kensington Woods School.
I grew up in Dexter, MI. My father was a High School Math Teacher and my Brother is a High School Science Teacher. I went to the University of Michigan and earned degrees in History and German. During that time I spent 1 year studying at Ludwig-Maximillians University in Munich, Germany. After graduating I worked at a variety of jobs, including a boarding school in New Hampshire, on a cruise ship, and in retail.
I moved back from California to work in the family business, a collection of shipping stores. I managed one store for 11 years, often grossing in the top 5% in the country. A few years later I was invited to help in the youth ministry at our church, which led me to joining the middle school group as well. I was a volunteer for 11 years, at one point leading 3 different groups. In 2001 I went on a month-long mission trip to Russia. After that, I began the adoption process and adopted my son from Russia in October 2002.
In 2006 I returned to school at Eastern Michigan University to earn my teaching degree, which I completed in 2008. I began teaching on the Navajo Reservation in 2009. I returned to Michigan and later worked at a private Montessori school while earning Montessori certification. I used that certification while helping found Light of the World Academy. I am excited to come to a school that is more established and has a fantastic reputation for school leadership.
Teaching content is very important, but I also work very hard to build relationships and provide a positive experience for my students. Please feel free to contact with questions or concerns, and I will work hard to to be flexible and look for solutions that fit everyone's needs.
Specific Resources and links are provided on Google Classroom. Please make sure you have joined the class.
A Block Google Classroom Green Math Book Class code: vy9xui1
B Block Google Classroom Earth Science Class code: fqo92w9
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D Block Google Classroom Red Math Book Class code: z19j246
E Block Google Classroom Earth Science Class code: grfbeo9