Baitinger ’96, Melanie (Rickert)


Teacher - Grade K4

Mrs. Baitinger is a 1996 graduate from St. Mary’s Springs Academy. She has a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Marian University. She currently teaches 4K/Enrichment and has been in education since 2007.


Her top 5 Clifton Strengths are empathy, connectedness, input, context and developer. Her favorite quote is, “Whenever God closes a door, somewhere he opens a window” – The Sound of Music.


A bit about Mrs. Baitinger: I love to travel and spend time with my family.  I have a husband, Chuck, 2 daughters, Sawyer and Maddie, and 2 sons, Cameron and Carson. My boys are on the TNT National BMX team.  My daughter Maddie is in Varsity Cheerleading and Varsity Dance here at Springs. I am very proud of my kids and their accomplishments. They keep me very busy! I love being a Springs alumni and coming back to teach at the school that I loved attending.  It has been an honor and a privilege to teach many more classes of Ledgers! I also adore the staff that I am so lucky to come to school to work with.”