Hello, and welcome!
My name is Keith Ragsdale, and I will be teaching English IV and Civil Engineering & Architecture this year. What draws me to teaching is a mission to stimulate creativity and critical thinking, advocate for clear communication and understanding, and share my passion for lifelong learning. I am grateful to serve our students in these endeavors at Ridge Point for the 2020–21 school year.
I graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Environmental Design in 1998. In 2010, I obtained a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin. Professionally, I have worked on various building projects, including homes, hospitals, churches, and retail stores in Texas, Oregon, and New Mexico.
My interest in English Language Arts stems from my studies 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 have also leveraged my studies toward travel abroad, studying urban design in Berlin, conducting archival research in Paris, and presenting a conference paper in Florence. A few journal articles were published along the way as well.