Cumberland Academy Middle School

William Ritter » Biography



Hello, I’m William Ritter and this 2017-2018 and this will be my second year at Cumberland Academy Middle School teaching 7th grade math and I’m also the Head High School Cross Country and Distance Track Coach. CAMS is the top school in Tyler that I was interested in teaching with. The staff and students are wonderful here.


I have high expectations for my students not only teaching them math but also teamwork, responsibility, and having a positive attitude. These are some of life long characteristics they will need to learn to develop in the real world. I realize math is not the easiest of subjects for a lot of students, so I work on developing a growth mindset and accept challenges when the work is difficult. This is how we create a work ethic and overcome difficulties. This will help your child be successful.


My degrees are from UT Tyler, B.A. Kinesiology and Texas A&M University at Commerce, M.B.A. I’m married to my wife Calley and we have a 2 year old, Evan and also a 17 year old Rylan. Our faith is important and we attend church at Lifebridge Tyler. I love to travel, read books, listen to podcasts, and run in competitive 5k/10k, and occasional half marathons locally and regionally.


I love it here with Cumberland Academy and with your support we will have a great school year.


Thank you,


William Ritter