My name is Mrs. Ritchie and I am a 4th grade teacher at Watkins Elementary Magnet School-
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I grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. I graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in Elementary Education. I was a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority.
I have been teaching for 4 years. I have enjoyed teaching the last 2 years in Broward County. I have enjoyed teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. I have taught 4th grade for 2 years and look forward to a new and exciting year teaching the fourth grade.
I have a special love for Writing and Reading. I enjoy reading such books as "Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing" and "Sarah, Plain and Tall" both award winning books that I read to my 4th graders. More importantly, I have a great love for teaching Writing. My students are experts at Expository Writing and Narrative Writing but not forgetting more creative writing such as poetry.
Watkins Elementary Magnet School is a beautiful new school located in Hollywood, Florida. Our magnet is Foreign Language and Communications. Our students experience 45 minute language classes everyday. The parents and the students choose which language they would like for the child to take. Their choices are Spanish, French, or Japanese.
Watkins Elementary is on the move when it comes to test scores for example, our 4th grade Florida Writes scores increased incredibly. Our students scores went from a 2.1 to a 3.4 in one year. We are working to keep up the great work.
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Last Updated July 1998
Created July 1998