TEACHER OF THE MONTH–Jake Ratz was named the Teacher of the Month for January. Ratz, at left, is pictured with Brian Guebert of Edward Jones Investments, who presented him the award.
Jake Ratz was named the Teacher of the Month for January by Brian Guebert of Edward Jones Investments in Red Bud, sponsor of the program.
Ratz teaches the physical education classes from prekindergarten through eighth grade at Prairie du Rocher School. In addition, he coaches junior high basketball and boys track.
This is Ratz’s sixth year teaching at Prairie du Rocher.
He holds a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Ratz is married to Shelby and they have a daughter Addison. His parents are Gerald and Barb Ratz.
In his spare time, Ratz enjoys spending time with his family and St. Louis Cardinals baseball.