Welcome to Mrs. Ricken's website!
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A little background on Mrs. Ricken--I'm a native Californian! I attended Escondido High School before earning a full scholarship to play volleyball at the University of Michigan where I graduated with a bachelor's degree in English Literature--GO BLUE! I coached Division one volleyball for five years, first at the University of South Alabama, then the University of Toledo and finally I returned to the University of Michigan. After too many years recruiting, I decided to settle down as a high school teacher and coach. I earned my teaching credential at Cal State San Marcos before joining TVUSD in 2000 as an English teacher at Temecula Valley HS. After three years at TV, I was hired as part of the English staff to open Great Oak High School and start the volleyball program. I am so happy to have been involved from the school's inception. This fall will begin our eleventh year at Great Oak and this is my 15th in the school district. I will be teaching IB English 11 (Language A1 Higher Level) and Pre AP English 9. Parents please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns regarding your student.