My name is Shawn Ritter, and I am the new principal at Bailey Elementary. I am very excited about joining the Bailey community, and I look forward to meeting everyone in the coming weeks. I have heard amazing things about the students, staff and families at Bailey, and I am looking forward to the 2019-2020 school year.
Professionally, this upcoming school year will be my third year in Dublin and my thirteenth year in education. My first two years in Dublin were spent serving as the assistant principal at Chapman Elementary. Prior to arriving in Dublin, I worked at a charter school in Columbus where I served as a middle school teacher for five years, assistant principal for four years and principal for one year. I come from a family of educators, and I believe in the value of effective communication and the development of strong relationships with students, teachers and parents. I have an open-door philosophy, so please do not hesitate to reach out with questions, concerns or ideas.
On a personal note, I live in Powell with my wife Holly, our three-year-old daughter Marin, and our cat Grady. We love spending time together as a family, experiencing all that the Columbus area has to offer. As the kids and staff will soon find out, I am also a big sports fan. I especially love soccer, football, Ohio State and all things Cleveland.
I look forward to a successful 19-20 year filled with big celebrations and great memories!