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    Welcome to Mr. Ripke's Web Page 
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    Hi, my name is Michael Ripke and I would like to introduce myself as your child’s teacher. First I want to say I’m happy to have the opportunity to work with your child this school year and I’m looking forward at some point meeting the students’ parents. A little bit about me. This is my 28th year working as a teacher here in Alaska. For the first ten years I worked as a teacher in rural Alaska. In that time I became married and started a family. I also took a year away from teaching so that I could go back to graduate school and become a certified special education teacher. After working one year as a special education teacher, my wife and I moved our young family to the Mat-Su Valley. I’ve enjoyed living and working here ever since. I'm looking foward to working at Butte Elementary and getting to know your child.