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Ritenour Names Dr. Bruce Green New Director of Secondary Education

Dr. Green The Ritenour School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Bruce Green for the newly created position of director of secondary education, effective July 1, 2021.  Green will oversee the curricular and instructional programs of the district’s two middle schools and Ritenour High School.

Green has more than 20 years of educational experience at the secondary level.  He joins Ritenour from the Hazelwood School District, where he has served as an assistant superintendent since 2015.  In that role he oversees the district’s three high schools, technology, state-level data analysis and reporting, alternative education and school safety.  

Prior to being assistant superintendent, he served as principal of Hazelwood Central High School from 2013-2015. Before joining Hazelwood, Green served as the principal of Carnahan High School and Gateway Middle School and as a mathematics teacher at Sumner High School in St. Louis Public Schools. He also served as an adjunct instructor at Harris-Stowe State University.

“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Green to our administrative team,” said Ritenour Superintendent Dr. Chris Kilbride.  “Dr. Green has demonstrated success and raised academic achievement at each stop of his educational career.  He leads by example and is focused on building relationships in order for students to experience success.  He is a leader who can clearly recognize both possibilities and obstacles, and develop a plan of action to move our academic achievement forward for our secondary students.”

Green has been recognized for his many accomplishments during his professional career. He is a recipient of a 2010 St. Louis American Salute to Excellence in Education Award, a 2010 Pettus Foundation Excellence Award, and the 2011 Adelaide Schlafly Education Award. In 2014, he was selected as Educator of the Year by the Iota Phi Lambda Sorority. In 2016, Harris Stowe State University presented Green with its “Distinguished Alumna Award..". In 2017, North County Incorporated honored Green among other young leaders, with the “Thirty in Their Thirties” Award.

Green earned a doctorate in educational leadership from Maryville University. He holds a master’s in education administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and an undergraduate degree in secondary education from Harris-Stowe State University.