Assumption, Alumni Create Colleen Ritzer ’11 Memorial Scholarship

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Assumption College and members of its Class of 2011 have established an endowed scholarship in the memory of former student, Colleen Ritzer, whose life tragically ended in October. The scholarship recognizes her two lifelong passions: teaching and math. Ritzer was a math teacher at Danvers High School in Danvers.

“Colleen’s Assumption education enabled her to pursue her vocation as a teacher, which she lived out with passion,” said Assumption College President Francesco Cesareo. “This scholarship will provide the opportunity for additional students to pursue their vocation as teachers, which is a fitting tribute to Colleen.”

The Colleen Ritzer ’11 Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an Assumption junior or senior math major planning to teach at the high school level after graduation. As an endowed scholarship, it will be awarded annually in perpetuity, making it a permanent memorial to Colleen.

In addition, a tree will be planted on campus dedicated during a memorial service in spring 2014 at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit.

To contribute to the scholarship, click here.

  • State Average

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 7.4%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 85.2%

    Percentage that need improvement: 6.8%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 0.7%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 37,940

    Total number of educators evaluated: 61,441

     
  • Central MA Average

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 5.1%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 88.2%

    Percentage that need improvement: 6.4%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 0.04%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 8,843

    Total number of educators evaluated: 5,987

     
  • #26 Quaboag

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 6.3%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 75.0%

    Percentage that need improvement: 18.8%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 0.0%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 131

    Total number of educators evaluated: 80

     
  • #25 Oxford

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 8.7%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 73.9%

    Percentage that need improvement: 17.4%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 0.0%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 168

    Total number of educators evaluated: 46

     
  • #24 Uxbridge

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 0.0%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 84.2

    Percentage that need improvement: 15.8%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 0.0%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 162

    Total number of educators evaluated: 19

     
  • #23 Fitchburg

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 8.6%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 77.3%

    Percentage that need improvement: 13.3%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 0.9%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 456

    Total number of educators evaluated: 233

     
  • #22 Westborough

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 1.5%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 86.6%

    Percentage that need improvement: 10.4%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 1.5%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 335

    Total number of educators evaluated: 67

     
  • #21 Lunenburg

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 1.4%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 87.7%

    Percentage that need improvement: 10.9%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 0.0%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 1,209

    Total number of educators evaluated: 495

     
  • #20 North Brookfield

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 2.7%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 86.5%

    Percentage that need improvement: 10.8%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 0.0%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 59

    Total number of educators evaluated: 37

     
  • #19 Millbury

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 3.3%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 87.9%

    Percentage that need improvement: 6.6%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 2.2%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 158

    Total number of educators evaluated: 91

     
  • #18 Blacktone-Millville

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 10.6%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 81.9%

    Percentage that need improvement: 7.4%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 0.0%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 162

    Total number of educators evaluated: 94

     
  • #17 Southbridge

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 9.9%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 83.6%

    Percentage that need improvement: 5.9%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 0.7%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 212

    Total number of educators evaluated: 152

     
  • #16 Worcester

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 6.2%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 87.7%

    Percentage that need improvement: 5.6%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 0.4%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 1,859

    Total number of educators evaluated: 1,825

     
  • #15 Webster

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 10.9%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 83.2%

    Percentage that need improvement: 5.9%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 0.0%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 159

    Total number of educators evaluated: 101

     
  • #14 Hudson

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 3.9%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 90.8%

    Percentage that need improvement: 5.2%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 0.0%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 288

    Total number of educators evaluated: 153

     
  • #13 Gardner

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 3.3%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 91.7%

    Percentage that need improvement: 5.0%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 0.0%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 227

    Total number of educators evaluated: 120

     
  • #12 Dudley-Charlton

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 6.5%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 88.7%

    Percentage that need improvement: 4.2%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 0.6%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 320

    Total number of educators evaluated: 168

     
  • #11 Northbridge

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 0.5%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 95.5%

    Percentage that need improvement: 4.0%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 0.0%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 229

    Total number of educators evaluated: 200

     
  • #10 Winchendon

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 0.7%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 95.6%

    Percentage that need improvement: 3.6%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 0.0%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 139

    Total number of educators evaluated: 137

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  • #9 Bellingham

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 1.0%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 95.6%

    Percentage that need improvement: 3.4%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 0.0%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 215

    Total number of educators evaluated: 206

     
  • #8 Quabbin

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 4.5%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 92.5%

    Percentage that need improvement: 2.5%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 0.5%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 207

    Total number of educators evaluated: 199

     
  • #7 Grafton

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 0.0%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 97.2%

    Percentage that need improvement: 2.8%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 0.0%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 253

    Total number of educators evaluated: 178

     
  • #6 Ralph C. Maher

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 2.6%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 94.7%

    Percentage that need improvement: 2.6%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 0.0%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 79

    Total number of educators evaluated: 76

     
  • #5 Marlborough

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 0.9%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 96.2%

    Percentage that need improvement: 2.8%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 0.0%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 434

    Total number of educators evaluated: 423

     
  • #3 Auburn (Tied)

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 0.0%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 99.1%

    Percentage that need improvement: 0.9%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 0.0%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 202

    Total number of educators evaluated: 116

     
  • #3 Leominster (Tied)

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 0.0%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 99.1%

    Percentage that need improvement: 0.9%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 0.0%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 523

    Total number of educators evaluated: 332

     
  • #2 Wachusett

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 29.1%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 70.3%

    Percentage that need improvement: 0.6%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 0.0%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 534

    Total number of educators evaluated: 334

     
  • #1 Douglas

    Teacher Scoring Breakdown:

    Percentage with exemplary scores: 9.5%

    Percentage with proficient scores: 90.5%

    Percentage that need improvement: 0.0%

    Percentage with unsatisfactory scores: 0.0%

    Sample Details:

    Number of educators to be evaluated: 123

    Total number of educators evaluated: 105