Welcome!

  • Shawn Ritter Headshot My name is Shawn Ritter, and I am the principal at Bailey Elementary. I am so grateful to be part of this amazing community, Bailey is truly a special place and I can't wait to kick off the 21-22 school year.

    Professionally, this upcoming school year will be my fifth year in Dublin, third as the principal at Bailey and my fiftteenth year overall 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 five-year-old daughter Marin who will be entering kindergarten this year and our cat Grady. We love spending time together as a family, experiencing all that the Columbus area has to offer.  I am also a big sports fan. I especially love soccer, football, Ohio State and all things Cleveland.

    I look forward to a successful 21-22 year filled with big celebrations and great memories!  Until then, have a GREAT summer break!

    Sincerely,

    Shawn Ritter