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Lynn R.L. Ritvo’s career in education includes 15 years in the classroom and 14+ years as a school principal in New Hampshire and Alabama. During her last principalship, she instituted gender specific classes at the sixth grade which resulted in improved test scores. From 2005-2007, Lynn was an At-Risk State Coordinator – Education Specialist for the Alabama State Department of Education. She also served as an assistant dean at Case Western Reserve University.
Lynn has taught at the University of New Hampshire, Auburn University Montgomery and Kennesaw State University and has supervised over 100 student teaching and administrative interns during her career.
She served as the Project Coordinator for the Gurian Institute’s path-finding work with the Atlanta Public Schools which established the first all-boys and all-girls gender specific academies. The major success during the initial 2007-08 academic year resulted in a renewal of the project through 2011. As Project Coordinator for the Gurian Institute, Lynn worked with other trainers and the APS school principals, conferencing with the administration and coaching faculty on appropriate Gurian techniques and teaching strategies as they deliver the curriculum. In addition, she was responsible for data collection, reporting and general on-site administration of the project. She was also actively involved with parents at both schools. The Gurian Institute honored Lynn by designating her as one of its Master Trainers. In this capacity, she trains other trainers and offers professional development workshops across the United States and most recently with St. Andrews School in Singapore.
Based on her career in education, Lynn was elected for two terms on the board of Harvard University Principals’ Center. She holds a Master’s in Education from American University and a certificate in Administrative Studies from Cleveland State University. Lynn has taught at the University of New Hampshire, Auburn University Montgomery and Kennesaw State University. During her career, she supervised over 100 student teaching and administrative interns.
Gurian Master Trainer Lynn Ritvo discusses how boys and girls learn differently with Melody Morgan (former principal of Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Academy), Jane Martin (parent) and former student Brianna Martin. Set within the context of this girl’s academy, these four women cover topics ranging from staff training to implementation as well as the success of the program. Sit back, relax and enjoy a wealth of information.