RitterElementary School


 Welcome to the Ritter School website. Please take a few minutes to read the latest Ritter School News and learn more about how you can support our school. Our teachers and staff are proud to be part of such an exceptional school and community.
~Dr. Marcks~

Dr. Melissa A. Marcks, Principal of Ritter Elementary School


  • Principal of Ritter Elementary School, 2004 – present
  • Administrative Intern, Allentown School District 2002-2004
  • Technology Lead Teacher - 2000-2004
  • Allentown School District "Train the Trainer" - School Violence Prevention Demonstration Program 1999-2004
  • Curriculum Technology Integration Project (CTIP) Leader/Trainer 1999-2004 
  • Elementary Teacher, Allentown School District, 1993 – 2004
  • Allentown School District  Instructional Aide, Mosser Elementary School, 1989 – 1992


  • Doctorate in Education, Northcentral University
  • K-12 Principal Certification, Penn State University
  • Masters Degree in Classroom Instructional Technology, Wilkes University
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Liberal Arts/ Elementary Education , Cedar Crest College