Dr. Rick Jetter » About Dr. Jetter

About Dr. Jetter

I am honored to be part of the WNY Maritime Charter School--which I believe is a one-of-a-kind school, unlike any other on this planet.  I have taught and led within educational settings over the course of my entire career.  My passions continue to reside in working directly with children. I hold four advanced degrees (a Bachelor’s Degree in English, a Master’s Degree in English Education, a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, and a Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Learning and Instruction). I have also authored five books for teachers and school leaders and one young-adult novel.
Most of our cadets and staff members call me “Dr. J.” (short for Dr. Jetter) and I started here at the high school as a Grade 9 ELA Teacher and Humanities Dept. Head before becoming the Vice Commandant for Academic Affairs.
Most importantly, I am honored to work with your cadet and will work hard to make your cadet be the best that he or she can be! I have three children of my own (ages 15, 13, and 11) and a step-son who is an Officer in the United States Navy.  I also have a dog, named George Jetter. More about me can be found at www.rickjetter.com.