The Sting Recognizes: Ms. Ritchey


Danay Cortez

Christa Ritchey posing as a Jedi

Chemistry and Earth, Space, and Science teacher Christa Ritchey has been teaching at Azle High School for the past 15 years and has shown how much she genuinely loves her job, she single-handedly arranged a field trip for her Earth and Science students to visit the Perot Museum in Dallas, making sure every single student never felt left out in her daily notes and lightening the mood by sharing fascinating facts and jokes about Science to her students.

As an Earth, Space, and Science teacher, there is a big expectation of knowing about our Solar System, human evolution, pulegone, and the ice age, and Ms. Ritchey doesn’t hesitate to answer questions her students have in mind. She is also well balanced with grading and teaching. She’ll have your daily quiz grade, daily opener, and tests in the grade book before the school day ends and students appreciate her giving them a day to catch up on their notes and including two chances for their assignments.

Ritchey recently mentioned frequently going to Science museums with her daughter and found that not many of her students knew about the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas. After being shocked to find out, she quickly decided to arrange a field trip to the museum so her students could also experience the joy of seeing dinosaur fossils. She is one of the first teachers I’ve had to truly care about her students and their grades for the semester. he’ll often give a heads up to anyone who is missing any assignments and openers, and it’ll be helpful because sometimes I’ll forget to finish the assignment the night before.

It’s a relief coming to her class every day. She is a kind and sweet person who genuinely cares about her students. Her entire classroom is always filled with kind and warm-hearted vibes, always coming into class with a bright smile on her face looking forward to teaching her students.