DMLK Welcomes a Learn to Lead Principal Resident Next Year!

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College is excited to announce that we have been selected to host a Learn to Lead Principal Resident next year!  Stuart Ritchie
is beyond excited to join the DMLK Family next year.  We are also enthusiastic to welcome his experience and voice as he leads with Principal Grayson next year!

Greetings Parents, Families, and Staff of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College,

My name is Stuart Ritchie and I’m extremely happy to join the staff of DMLK as the new Learn to Lead Principal Fellow. I’m very passionate about education and I look forward to partnering with you to provide our students with a rigorous, engaging, and high-quality middle and high school experience. Over the past 17 years, I have worked as a teacher and administrator, but I consider my most important job to be that of a child advocate. I will spend a lot of time with our students, getting to know their personalities, learning styles, and interests. I will celebrate their successes, small and large. I will encourage them every day and let them know they are valued and have a special place in our school community.
Before joining DMLK, I served in a variety of teaching and educational leadership roles, primarily with Denver Public Schools, spending ten wonderful years at the original Montbello High School. Some of the roles I have held include classroom teacher, Dean of Students, K-8 assistant principal, Administrative Assistant, and most recently, Assistant Principal at Kepner Legacy Middle School. My academic background includes a Master of Arts in Secondary Curriculum Design, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Anthropology, and an Administrative Principal Certificate.
I come from a large family, and with my wife Julie, we have 13 grandchildren. In my free time, I enjoy rock climbing and the sport of triathlon. I have always been a world traveler and recently spent several weeks in England and Scotland. I love a good book and really old movies.
I believe that great schools are the result of great teachers, so my primary objective will be to learn all I can and ensure that every student is receiving high-quality instruction. I will be working closely with Principal Kimberly Grayson, to guarantee that all of our students are intellectually challenged and have access to the social and emotional support critical to student success.

I am looking forward to the opportunity to serve in this role as Principal Fellow!

Warm Regards,
Stuart D. Ritchie

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