Ms. Alison Ritten: Grade 2

Welcome to 2nd grade! 

My name is Alison Ritten and I began teaching here at Dowling School during the 2014-2015 school year. After completing my student teaching experience at Dowling in 2010, I spent three and a half years teaching second grade in the Saint Paul Public School district. As a South Minneapolis native and a product of Minneapolis Public Schools myself, I feel very pleased and privileged to be working in this community!

I received my Elementary Education degree and K-6 teaching license from the University of Minnesota here in the Twin Cities. While teaching in Saint Paul, I completed my Master of Education degree as well. I also hold a bachelor's degree in Asian Languages and Literature from the University of Minnesota.  

I am very excited to have the chance to work and learn with Dowling's second graders this year! If you would like to contact me, please feel free to do so via e-mail at any time:


Distance Learning Daily Schedule 2020-2021

*The Meeting Code to join will always remain the same for whole group meetings and lessons on the schedule below: Ritten142

9:00-9:30  Morning Meeting via Google Meet

9:30-10:00  Literacy Lesson (students stay on after morning meeting for live lesson)

10:00-11:00 Literacy Work Time/Independent Reading

11:00- 12:30 Lunch/Recess/Flex Catch-Up Time if needed

12:30- 2:00 Math Lesson via Google Meet & Math Work Time

2:00- 3:00 Specialist Class (Please see sidebar for schedule)


If you would like to text Ms. Ritten or receive occasional announcements and updates via text in addition to email, please download the Remind app, and click the folowing link to join Ms. Ritten's Remind Class.