About Mrs. Reitz
My name is McKenna Reitz and I have been teaching at Springfield High School since 2007. I currently teach three sections of AP Psychology (course started in 2013) and one section of psychology. I have been the varsity volleyball coach at Springfield since 2010, previously the assistant varsity volleyball coach.
I grew up in Sylvania, OH graduating from Northview High School in 2000 and went on to attend Hope College in Holland, MI. At Hope I played four years of college volleyball where I earned first team all conference and MIAA Player of the Week. I graduated in 2004 with my degree in Secondary Education majoring in History and minoring in Social Studies Composite.
I started my teaching/coaching career at Bryan High School in 2005-2007. In 2008 I earned my master's degree from the University of Toledo in Educational Technology. My continuing education has allowed me to be trained by the AP College Board to teach AP Psychology.
I married Greg Reitz (Lourdes University Men's and Women's Volleyball Coach) on June 12, 2010 and have two beautiful daughters, Karsen (3.14.12) and Maddox (5.6.15).
This AP Psychology course is intended to provide the level of academic accomplishment expected in a college introductory psychology course. Besides developing critical thinking and writing skills, and examining human behavior, you will prepare for the AP exam in May. The exam date for AP Psychology is Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 12:00! AP Psychology requires you to further develop the organizational and study skills needed for college. Budgeting time to get readings and assignments done, developing study cards and outlines, and conducting research are just a few skills you will be required to demonstrate. Although the class involves experimentation and demonstration of psychology principles, it also involves extensive memorization and application of psychological concepts. Therefore, you need to be aware that the rigors of the class may exceed other courses that you have taken in your high school career. Advanced Placement Psychology is designed for you if you want to expand your knowledge of psychology and desire to earn college credit in the process.
AP Psychology is designed to introduce students to the scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings. To accomplish this, the course provides instruction in each of the following 14 content areas: History and Approaches, Research Methods, Biological Bases of Behavior, Sensation and Perception, States of Consciousness, Learning, Cognition, Motivation and Emotion, Developmental Psychology, Personality, Testing and Individual Differences, Abnormal Psychology, Treatment of Psychological Disorders, and Social Psychology.