2017 Winner

Ms. Rita Mikita

MC2Stem High School

9th Grade Science

“Rita Mikita is a phenomenal teacher. She is so committed to the teaching practice and to our school’s specific model of innovation. … She has an incredible ability to engage all students to succeed. …”

Rita Mikita has been a ninth-grade physics teacher at MC2STEM High School for five years, also serving as the school’s science department head. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a 7–12 integrated science license from Baldwin Wallace University. She loves exploring her students’ curiosities and creativity, bringing science to life in her classroom through inquiry and project-based learning. Rita partners with local organizations like NASA Glenn Research Center and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History to bring unique experiences to her students, exposing them to the many exciting scientific opportunities the region has to offer. Rita lives in Cleveland with her husband and son, and enjoys spending time in her neighborhood, cooking, and camping.

Professional Development

  • Project-Based Learning
  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum

Ms. Mikita’s Teaching Resources

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Office Hours

Monday–Wednesday, 4:00–5:00 PM, or upon request.

Open Classroom

For CMSD teacher visits

Upon request. Please email to schedule an appointment.

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