Kelley Ritter has joined the York College education department as an associate professor for the fall semester.
Ritter holds a Ph.D. in career and technical education from the University of Missouri—Columbia. She also holds degrees in administrative elementary and secondary leadership and curriculum and instruction. Ritter also holds an associate degree in home economics education, completed at York College in 1984.
She has taught at the junior high, high school and collegiate levels in a variety of locations in Missouri and Wisconsin. Her teaching interests include teacher education and retention, professional development for teachers and adult learners, effective instructional practices, educator evaluation, and curriculum.
Ritter is the winner of the Naomi R. and Freeman A. Koehler National Fellowship, the H.H. London Graduate Research Assistantship, and the Wian-Tian Teaching Excellence Award for Rolla Public Schools.
"We are delighted Dr. Ritter has joined the faculty," says Department Head Kirk Mallette. "She brings a wealth of experience in working with teachers to be better instructors with a focus on what the students are learning. She is an excellent addition to our faculty."
"I am excited to return to where my journey in higher education all began," says Ritter. "Coming to York was a pivotal point in my life, one that gave me the resources and guidance to make difficult life choices. I hope that the relationships I form with the students at York will be as enriching as the ones I had with faculty members when I was a student."
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