About Dr. Rick Jetter

(for extended school closure through 6/30/20)
According to the Governor's 5/1/20 directive regarding NY State school and institution closures, all school buildings will stay closed through the end of the 2019-2020 academic school year. This, however, does NOT mean that instruction is over. We are continuing to carry out our online platform for all students and will determine graduation or promotion status at the close of the 4th marking period. Below, please find guidance for most online learning platforms from our local Erie 1 BOCES and WNYRIC Center:
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 and supporting educators in the classroom. I hold four 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 while traveling throughout the nation in order to offer professional development opportunities for educators.
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. My role is to support teaching, learning, and achievement at Maritime through cadet interactions and 1:1 teacher support.
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!
On a personal note, I have four children (ages 16, 13, and 11), including a step-son who is an Officer in the United States Navy, and two wonderful grandchildren (who call me "Papa J").  I also have a dog named "George Jetter".
More about me can be found at: