Colleen Ritzer

photoColleen Ritzer, a lifelong resident of Andover, passed away on October 22, 2013. She was a 2007 graduate of Andover High School and a 2011 graduate of Assumption College. At the time of her passing, Colleen was pursuing a graduate degree at Salem State College while following her dream to be a teacher. She was a popular and beloved math teacher at Danvers High School who continues to inspire students and teachers alike to this day.

“Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.”

Colleen adored spending time with her family and friends. She was an amazing daughter and big sister to her brother and sister, Daniel and Laura. She left a lasting impression on everyone she met. From a very young age, Colleen knew she wanted to be a teacher and worked diligently to achieve her goal. Even though teaching was her profession, it was also one of her favorite hobbies and her passion. She spent countless hours finding unique and creative ways to inspire and teach her students, who she loved. She had many friends that she loved dearly. She always had a smile on her face and loved being in pictures no matter what mood she was in. Click here to read more about Colleen Ritzer.

Step Up for Colleen honors her dedication to her students, passion for teaching and love of family and friends.