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Shanghai Headmaster David Rittman Dies

Dr. David F. Rittmann, head of school at Concordia International School Shanghai and a pioneer in Lutheran international education, died of a heart attack July 4 in Camano Island, Washington.
Dr. David F. Rittmann, head of school at Concordia International School Shanghai and a pioneer in Lutheran international education, died of a heart attack July 4 in Camano Island, Washington.

Rittmann had served the Synod's teaching ministry for 42 years and was "a pioneer in establishing Lutheran education in the international community and responsible for raising the profile of Christian international schools throughout Asia," said Rev. David Birner, associate executive director, international, with LCMS World Mission.

Rittmann graduated in 1964 from Concordia College in River Forest, Ill., and held a master's degree in language and communication from New York University. He also received an honorary doctorate from Concordia, River Forest, and was a Klingenstein Fellow at Teachers College, Columbia University, and a C.A. Johnson Fellow in leadership and a diplomat of The Wharton School.

This article appeared in the July 2006 Newsletter of the The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

Published Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2006

Shanghai Headmaster David Rittman Dies

Dr. David F. Rittmann, head of school at Concordia International School Shanghai and a pioneer in Lutheran international education, died of a heart attack July 4 in Camano Island, Washington.

Rittmann had served the Synod's teaching ministry for 42 years and was "a pioneer in establishing Lutheran education in the international community and responsible for raising the profile of Christian international schools throughout Asia," said Rev. David Birner, associate executive director, international, with LCMS World Mission.

Rittmann graduated in 1964 from Concordia College in River Forest, Ill., and held a master's degree in language and communication from New York University. He also received an honorary doctorate from Concordia, River Forest, and was a Klingenstein Fellow at Teachers College, Columbia University, and a C.A. Johnson Fellow in leadership and a diplomat of The Wharton School.

This article appeared in the July 2006 Newsletter of the The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.
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