Ralph is an Elementary Art Teacher for 33 years, the last 25 at Lansing Elementary School in Lansing, Kansas. He is a trained “Love and Logic” teacher and the lead “Specials Teacher” in the Professional Learning Community for the last three years.
He is an active member of the Heartland ManKind Project since 2004.
“I love baking and smoking Bar Be Que meats. I sing baritone and play percussion, neither very well. I enjoy going to and participating in concerts of all kinds. My mission is to nurture a world with love and acceptance by being my authentic self.”
Ralph is married to Barbara Trites, MD, 33 years and they have three terrific children.