Mrs. Ricken



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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 nine 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 Ereckson Middle School.  We have two daughters, Makenzie (17) and Meg (12).  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 watch our girls in choir and volleyball.  I  also LOVE Allen Eagle football and can't wait for this season!!  I like to craft and read when I can find the time too.

I grew up in Dallas, attended Bishop Lynch High School and then graduated from Texas Woman's University.  I stayed home with my daughters until my youngest started Kindergarten and I have worked in Allen ISD for the past seven years.  I am thrilled to be teaching fifth grade and feel blessed to work at such an amazing school!!  

I am looking forward to working with a new group of wonderful students and parents this year!  Fifth grade is a year promised to be full of memories, learning and fun!!  I can't wait to experience this upcoming adventure with you!

If you have any questions or concerns, please never hesitate to let me know!  You can always email me or call me here at Olson!  Also, follow me on Twitter for additional opportunities to see some of our classroom learning!!   @Katy_Ricken