Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Lori Ritchie

         I grew up in a small suburb east ofFort Wayne, Indiana and attended St. Francis College (now called The Universityof St. Francis) in Fort Wayne.  In 1990,I received my degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in VisualArts. Upon graduating from St. Francis, I accepted a position in the HuntingtonCounty Community School Corporation.  Iworked at three different elementaries, teaching fourth grade one year andthird grade for six years.  From1997-2003, I taught second grade here at Hinkle Creek.  Since then I have been teaching art.  I love being a part of this school!  The facility is fabulous and the staff,parents, and students are the best! 

         I have lived in Noblesville since1992.  I have two daughters, Grace andOlivia, and a cute little dachshund named Angus! I enjoy hanging out with my girls and dog, my boyfriend Dan, and friends.  I enjoy sports, specifically rooting for theHoosiers and Colts, and recently becoming a fan of the San Francisco Giants(thanks to Dan!)  I also like all kindsof music and am an avid fan of children’s literature.  Finally, my passion is teaching art tochildren.  It’s a true love of mine andsomething I hope to do for several more years.