Mr. Keith Ragsdale

Phone: (281) 327-6083

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Environmental Design (B.E.D.) Master of Architecture (M. Arch) Technology Education (6–12) Certificate English Language Arts and Reading (7–12) Certificate English as a Second Language Supplemental (6–12) Certificate

Mr. Keith Ragsdale

Howdy! My name is Keith Ragsdale. I joined Ridge Point in 2018. This year, I will be teaching English I and Civil Engineering & Architecture. Some of you may be wondering—because many people have already asked—how I have come to be teaching in two seemingly disparate fields. It’s a good question.

 

My educational background is architecture: I graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Environmental Design in 1998 and from the University of Texas at Austin with the Master of Architecture in 2010. Professionally, I have worked on various building projects, including homes, hospitals, churches, and retail stores in Texas, Oregon, and New Mexico.

 

That much explains the Civil Engineering & Architecture side of the equation. The English Language Arts component stems from my adventures as a Ph.D. candidate in the History and Theory of Architecture at McGill University in Montreal from 2010 to 2016. It was during this time that I fell in love with books and the writing process. I was also fortunate to leverage my studies toward travel abroad, conducting archival research in Paris, and presenting a conference paper in Florence. A few journal articles were written along the way as well.

 

You see, architecture is a discipline that encompasses many educational content areas. The idea goes back to Vitruvius, the Roman author of the first architectural treatise (first-century BC), who expected an architect to know writing, drawing, geometry, history, philosophy, medicine, music, law, and astrology. I believe such a cross-curricular integration aligns with the district's goal of providing a rigorous academic foundation for its graduates. What draws me to teaching, then, is a mission to cultivate critical and creative thinkers and to share my passion for lifelong learning. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve our students in these endeavors at Ridge Point for the 2019–2020 school year.

  • Period 1: Civil Engineering & Architecture (Room N227)

    Period 2: Conference

    Period 3: English I (Room L218)

    Period 4: English I

    Period 5: English I

    Period 6: English I

    Period 7: English I

    Period 8: Advisory (Room L218)

  • Conference Period

    2nd Period: 8:24 AM – 9:12 AM

    Additional phone and on-campus conference times may be scheduled as required.

     

    Tutorial Times

    CEA: 2:45 – 3:30 PM Mondays and Wednesdays

    English I: 2:45 – 3:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays

    Additional tutorials may be scheduled as required.