NCATE - The Standard of Excellence in Teacher Preperation Special Education Teacher with students Mckee Hall at the University of Northern Colorado

Jennifer Ritchotte, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Special Education

School of Special Education
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639

Office: (970)-351-269

jennifer.ritchotte@unco.edu


Research interests:

Gifted and talented education, gifted underachievement, twice-exceptionality

Education:

  • Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2013, Special Education: Gifted Education
  • M.A.T. University of Pittsburgh, 2003, Teaching English (7-12)
  • B.A. University of Pittsburgh, 2002, English Writing

Selected Publications:

  • Matthews, M. S., Ritchotte, J. A., & McBee, M. (2013). Effects of total school cluster grouping and within-class ability grouping on gifted elementary students' achievement growth. High Ability Studies.
  • Flint, L. J., & Ritchotte, J. A. (2012). A commentary on "Differentiating low performance of the gifted learner: Achieving, underachieving, and selective consuming students." Journal of Advanced Academics, 23, 168-175.
  • Ritchotte, J. A, & Matthews, M. S. (2012, March). Gifted and learning disabled: Advocating for the needs of your 2E child. Parenting for High Potential, 4-7.
  • Ritchotte, J. A. (2010, June). Reversing gifted underachievement: The intervention that set one student on the path to success. Parenting for High Potential, 21-26.

Selected Presentations:

  • Ritchotte, J. A. (2013, October). The underachievement of gifted middle school students. Presented at the 36th annual Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented conference, Denver, CO.
  • Ritchotte, J. A., Flowers, C., & Matthews, M. S. (2013, April). The validity of the Achievement-Orientation Model for gifted middle school students. Presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Ritchotte, J. A., Matthews, M. S., & McBee, M. (2012, April). Effects of total school cluster grouping and within-class ability grouping on elementary school students' academic achievement growth. Presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver. British Columbia, Canada.
  • Schnorr, C. I., & Ritchotte, J. A. (2012, March). Identifying students with specific learning disabilities: Is there such a thing as best practice? Presented at the 2011 annual conference of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, Austin, TX.
  • Ritchotte, J. A. (2012, March). Effects of an intervention to reverse gifted underachievement on student engagement and achievement. Presented at the 38th annual conference of the North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented, Winston-Salem, NC.
  • Schnorr, C. I., Ritchotte, J. A., & Scroggins, L. C. (2012, February). Exploring the importance and utility of evidence-based practices. Presented at the 25th annual convention of the North Carolina Council for Exceptional Children, Winston-Salem, NC.
  • Matthews, M. S., Shah-Coltrane, S., & Ritchotte, J. A. (2011, March). Bridging the gap between Advanced Placement coursework and gifted curriculum. Presented at the 37th annual conference of the North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented, Winston-Salem, NC.
  • Ritchotte, J. A. (2010). Working together to reverse the pattern of gifted underachievement. Presented at the 36th annual Conference of the North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented, Winston-Salem, NC.

Projects:

  • Summer Enrichment Program for Gifted, Talented, Creative Youth, UNC
  • Creativity Quest, UNC