My name is Mrs. Ilea Crum and I am incredibly excited to be part of P.B. Ritch’s 6th grade team. More importantly, I am thrilled to be your child’s science teacher! I know that the transition from elementary to middle school can be overwhelming, so I will be sure to do my best to make the transition as easy as possible. I know that this year is going to be a fun learning adventure and I can’t wait to see what’s in store. I want to take a moment to tell you a little about myself.


    I graduated from Kennesaw State University, with a degree in Middle Grades Education with concentrations in Mathematics and Science. I am married to an amazing man and between the two of us God has blessed us with five wonderful children. John Aubrey is starting the 12th grade at East Paulding High School this year, Devin is graduated from East Paulding High last year and will be moving to the north Georgia montains to presure a career in forestry. Emily is will be graduating from Kennesaw State in December, with a degree in early childhood eduation. Kallie is a deputy for the Paulding County Sheriff’s Department.  Last but not least, Jessica works and lives in Rome, Georgia with her  husband Steven! As a parent of my own children, I can identify with the challenges and benefits of raising children and commend you for taking an interest in your child’s education.


    I look forward to teaching your child lots of new things and making this experience fun and enjoyable. I will have high expectations for each of my students, and will help each student set and reach new academic goals throughout the year. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at the school or through my email. My contact information is listed below.