About Dr. Rick 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 and supporting educators in the classroom. 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 while traveling throughout the nation to offer professional development to 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!