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Mrs. Ricken

I hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable summer and is ready to come back for a new school year!  I am so excited to begin a new year at Olson and can't wait to meet each one of you!

A little about me: I moved to Allen with my family ten years ago and can honestly say it was the best move we could have possibly made!  We love this community!! My husband, John, is a coach/teacher for Allen High School. We have two daughters, Makenzie (18) and Meg (13).  In addition to our daughters, I have three fur babies: my dogs, Bailey and Gryff, and our kitten, River, who always add a level of entertainment to our days!!  In my free time I read, watch Meg play volleyball, and on some weekends we get to go visit Makenzie at college.  I  also LOVE Allen Eagle football and can't wait for this season!!  

I grew up in Dallas, attended Bishop Lynch High School and then graduated from Texas Woman's University.   I have worked in Allen ISD for the past eight years.  I am thrilled to be working as an English Language Facilitator with our K-6 students and feel blessed to work at such an amazing school!!  

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out!!  You can always email me or call me at Olson!