Glenda Ritz, NBCT
Indiana State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Glenda Ritz has been an educator since 1978, and until her election in 2012 as the Superintendent of Public Instruction, she served as a Library Media Specialist at Crooked Creek Elementary School in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Superintendent Ritz is a National Board Certified Teacher. She holds two masters degrees with licenses to teach elementary, middle and high school in the areas of special education, general education, and library science. Her other achievements include:
- Teacher of the Year Award Winner at two different MSD of Wash. Twp. schools, Indpls.
- Golden Apple Award Winner (Indianapolis Power & Light Co.)
- A mentor to teachers seeking national certification
- Led ISTA to establish a Scholarship for National Board Certification
- Guided her school to develop a strong literacy program which led her school to become a
nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School and an Indiana 4-Star School
- International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program Coordinator at Crooked Creek Elem.
- Helped establish global partnerships – teacher exchanges between Chinese schools and
Crooked Creek School
- President of the Washington Township Education Association, 15 years
Superintendent Ritz is dedicated to working with educators, parents, policy makers, business leaders, and community leaders to ensure that the Department of Education provides the support needed to our public schools to give Indiana children an education of the highest quality.
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