Congratulations, Principal Ritter!

By FCPS Region 4 Office
July 01, 2021

The Region 4 Office is pleased to announce that Dr. Christine Ritter, assistant principal at Kings Glen Elementary School, has been selected as the new principal of Kings Glen Elementary School.

Dr. Chris Ritter has 25 years of experience in education at Fairfax County Public Schools. She started her career as a classroom emotional disabilities teacher at Armstrong Elementary School and then became a crisis resource teacher at Laurel Ridge Elementary School.  It was at Laurel Ridge Elementary School that she transitioned to a leadership path when she became assistant principal. She joined the Kings Glen community as assistant principal in 2014. Her leadership and dedication to students and staff helped Kings Glen successfully navigate through virtual learning, concurrent teaching and asynchronous instruction during this unique school year.

During the past seven years as the assistant principal at Kings Glen Elementary School, Dr. Ritter helped implement Responsive Instruction to ensure every student receives additional time and support needed to learn at high levels in every classroom.  She also strived to build a collaborative culture at Kings Glen by modeling high expectations and build trust with all stakeholders. She recognizes that open, honest, and two-way communication between all parties is key to maintaining this collaborative culture.  Dr. Ritter plans to promote and include equity, diversity, and inclusion for students, staff, and families at Kings Glen. 

Dr. Ritter is honored to serve as principal of Kings Glen Elementary. She is excited to continue to work with the Gator students, staff, and families. Being the child of a US Air Force servicemember, Dr. Ritter has traveled and lived all over the world. She looks forward to traveling again and especially to California to visit with family. In her spare time, she enjoys working on home improvement projects. Dr. Ritter is a proud mom of two class of 2021 Robinson Secondary School soon-to-be graduates.

Dr. Ritter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and a Master of Education in special education from Longwood College. She holds a Doctor of Education degree from The George Washington University. Dr. Ritter also serves as an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University Graduate School of Education.