Ridgeview Elementary School Principal

Mrs. Theresa Ritz



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Mrs. Theresa Ritz

Greetings Husky Families,

I am proud to serve as the principal at Ridgeview Elementary School!  Ridgeview is an outstanding school because we have exceptional teachers and staff, dedicated parents, and great students.  At Ridgeview, we care about developing the whole child.  We always strive for high academic achievement, but we also aim to help students develop: personal interests, high morale character, a strong work ethic, healthily lifestyle habits, innovative and creative thinking, and the desire to be life-long learners.  We want school to be fun and engaging for students, and we do all that we can to make sure this is the experience of each child.  Our entire staff focuses on building strong, positive relationships with students, families, and our community as we know that this provides the foundation for all that we want to achieve.  We are proud to partner with you in the education of your children, and we thank you for sharing them with us!

I have worked in the Falcon School District as a teacher and school administrator for almost 20 years, and my work has been and continues to be very rewarding.  I have served as a school administrator in our district for over 10 years, most of those years as a Principal.  Prior to that, I taught for approximately 10 years.  I taught a wide range of ages and abilities from Kindergarten through Adult Basic Education, with the bulk of my teaching experience being in the elementary primary grades.  I attended Regis University to achieve my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology.  I then went on to achieve my teaching licensure coursework and Master’s Degree in Cross-Cultural Education from Denver University.  My principal licensure coursework was also accomplished through Denver University.  

Personally, I am married to a wonderful man who has been a dedicated teacher for over 20 years.  He helps me to remember what it’s like to do the hard, but rewarding work of a teacher every day.  We have three children, two sons and one daughter.  Our boys are attending college, and we are extremely proud of their talents and accomplishments.  Our daughter is our youngest and she’s in high school; she also makes us very proud.  As a family we enjoy music and the arts of any kind, watching movies, traveling, exercising, and just being together.  

 I appreciate you taking the time to learn a little bit about me.  If we haven’t met yet, I hope to meet you soon!  We have in common your child’s best interests, and I look forward to partnering with you to ensure successful outcomes.