Teacher Feature Week 8

Ms. Ritter



Q: Why did you choose Red Mountain? What made you decide to be a teacher?

Ritter: I am a RMHS alumni, class of 2004, and my trigonometry teacher, Mrs. Thompson, planted the idea of me teaching here when I was in her class. Combined with the love of learning and math, I wanted to be a teacher to encourage young people. I was really shy in high school. I want to model being true to yourself and laughing when things are funny and working hard to reach your goals.

Q: What is your favorite thing about teaching?

Ritter: My students are my favorite thing about teaching. They make me laugh, and one of the best parts of life is connecting with other people through laughter. I of course want my students to learn math from being in my class. But more than math, I want students to learn to be themselves, to appreciate the journey of life and to learn the value of connection

Mr. Essick


Essick Nathan

Q: What unique characteristic do you bring to Red Mountain?

Essick: Hopefully a sense of humor, where you get to laugh, have fun and learn.

Q: What is your favorite thing about teaching?

Essick: When a student’s understands. This is what has to be done to get to the finish line, that the finish line is worth the work it takes to get there and seeing a student’s realize that it can be fun and working hard pays off.

Ms. Anglin

Attendance ClerkAnglin

Q: What is your position at Red Mountain? What do you do on a day to day basis?

Anglin: I am an Attendance Clerk. Mainly, I keep track of student’s attendance, late arrivals and sick student call-ins.

Q: What is your favorite thing about Red Mountain?

Anglin:  I love coming to work here. I enjoy seeing our students and parents. Watching these kids grow and mature thorough their high school years is awesome. I am very fortunate to work with wonderful people.