State Superintendent of Public Instruction Candidate
Glenda Ritz was elected as Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2012 with 1.3 million votes. She has been an educator since 1978. At the time of her election in 2012, she served as a Library Media Specialist at Crooked Creek Elementary School in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Glenda Ritz is one of 168 National Board Certified Teachers in Indiana and served seven years on the board of directors for the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. She holds two masters degrees from Ball State University and IUPUI with licenses to teach elementary, middle and high school in the areas of special education, general education, and library science. During her 34 years of teaching, she was twice awarded the honor of Teacher of the Year at two different schools and also received the IPALCO Golden Apple Award.
Glenda Ritz is from Lafayette, Indiana and has lived in Indiana all of her life. She and her husband, Gary, have been married since 1977 and have two sons and five grandchildren.
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