The best teacher Finley Had

The best teacher Finley Had

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Mother of a student

Oak Lawn, IL

#1 Oct 7, 2008
My son had Mr. Ritzma he did everything for the students. The students did protest(my son was one) I have always tought my son to stand up for what he believes in even if he stands alone. So many students loved this teacher. At graduation when the students found out he was there so many students ran up to him. They did this before they looked for there parents! The group around him proved he was one of a kind. I have so many heart warming stories that he did for my son who has no Dad. Things that were said on the other blog were unkind. I can speak for what I saw. A teacher who was loved and will be missed!
another mother

Evergreen Park, IL

#2 Oct 9, 2008
We miss Mr. Ritzma too! A FUN teacher that the students could relate to. They looked forward to P.E. class and the challenges he gave them.

“Handsome As Ever”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#3 Oct 10, 2008
My children liked him also but said he was verbally abusive to some students, that was his demise.
feeling violated

Edwardsburg, MI

#5 Oct 14, 2008
my favorite teacher at finley was george lamorte hed always hang around joking with us while playing pocket pool and while nobody was around hed kiss my peepee
raquel

Blue Island, IL

#6 Oct 21, 2008
mr ritzema was the best teacher ever!

he was very funny, but also knew when it was time to do work it would be done.

i even remember seeing him at finleys graduation.
i was one of those kids in that group.

even if i graduated a year before he was laid off.
he was an excellent teacher, one that was actually liked.

he was never abusive, he said a remark that was none the less offensive.

but ofcoarse, in the heat of the moment
any kid would do what they can to get their revenge.

its unfortunate to everyone,
that it was taken that far.
Student at Finley

AOL

#7 Apr 9, 2009
Mr. Ritzema had no right to be fired, everyone misses him and when we found out he was fired we all protested and didnt change for gym class.
i miss him and i found out he is getting married july 09 (:
class 7a or 8a

Palos Hills, IL

#8 Apr 9, 2009
Was Miss Baurer/Nolan overly friendly to some of the 'cool' boys or did she ' date' some of them? Was it my imagination?
wondering

Evergreen Park, IL

#9 Apr 10, 2009
I heard they are looking for a new assistant principal. What happened to the other one? Also is that newer principal any good? Just wondering because my child will be going there. Any info would be great
I heard

Chicago, IL

#10 Apr 10, 2009
I heard the current assistant principal got a job in a better district. The current principal is great. Lots of great things happening at Finley.
classof06

Chicago, IL

#11 Jul 30, 2009
i had mr ritzema as a teacher. i think its rediculous that he got fired. i dont care what he did he was the best gym teacher i ever had. even now at richards, when i go back to visit my old teachers at central and finley. i cant visit him because hes not there., its stupid kids, keep your mouths shut.
hope

Evergreen Park, IL

#13 Jul 31, 2009
If lots of great things are happening and she is a great principal how is it he went to a better district? Also I hope she is great for 90,000 a year with little experience. I look forward to seeing our school on top ten state list. I hope that my child will truly flourish in the school. I'm sorry but I also know the teachers work hard but I heard there is a lot of in house fighting in that school between teacehrs and admin which takes from the education.
I heard wrote:
I heard the current assistant principal got a job in a better district. The current principal is great. Lots of great things happening at Finley.
teachers typo

Evergreen Park, IL

#14 Jul 31, 2009
sorry about the typo
hope wrote:
If lots of great things are happening and she is a great principal how is it he went to a better district? Also I hope she is great for 90,000 a year with little experience. I look forward to seeing our school on top ten state list. I hope that my child will truly flourish in the school. I'm sorry but I also know the teachers work hard but I heard there is a lot of in house fighting in that school between teacehrs and admin which takes from the education. <quoted text>
Chicago Ridge Rez

AOL

#15 Jul 31, 2009
What was the reason Ritzma got fired What was it that he said I have heard several different version.

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