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Dr. Darlisa P. Ritter (CT '94)


At the time of the Award, Dr. Darlisa P. Ritter was:

Long Hill School
Shelton, CT

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary, Computer Science
Grade(s): 1

Biographical Information

Darlisa Ritter teaches first grade at Long Hill School in Shelton. "Teaching children how to make decisions and solve problems," according to Mrs. Ritter, is the most important task facing an educator. "This task requires a broad knowledge base, a high standard of ethics, patience, logic, realism and idealism, as well as temperance," she adds. Mrs. Ritter has created scores of educational programs, all of which have at least one thing in common--"making learning fun." She is the creator of projects such as "Big Hands, Little Hands," to introduce concepts about math and time-telling skills, and "Medieval Life," a unit to teach children manners and to expose them to ideas about social development. With each school year, Mrs. Ritter varies the multi-modal approaches to meet the changing interests and needs of each new class.

Additional Information


1972 Western Connecticut State University, B.A.

Computers, Early Child Development, Grant Writing, Language Arts, Phonics and Whole Language, Reading, Technology