Sam Ritter

Sam Ritter teaches history at Santa Fe Prep and is the Director of the Davis New Mexico Scholarship program. Sam was a National Teaching Fellow with Citizen Schools at De Vargas Middle School, and was an intern and Director of Breakthrough Santa Fe. Throughout, he has taught history at the middle and high school levels.  Sam graduated from Carleton College in 2010 with a B.A. in History and Religion and earned a M. Ed. from Lesley University in 2012. An avid outdoorsman, when Sam is not fly fishing or biking, he’s trying his other favorite piscine pastime: training trout not to bite his lure.


Faculty Courses

The River Why

Whether it’s the repetitive action of casting a fly rod, the feeling of being lost in the midst of nature, or a fisherman’s natural inclinations towards asking big questions, fly fishers have a reputation for a philosophical bent. In this course, participants will study and write philosophical literature through experiential learning in a fly fishing…

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