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Ridgewood Community

Ridgewood Alumni

Ridgewood School is proud of its alumni and the impact they’ve made in various fields. Since our first graduating class in 1924, Ridgewood has graduated 851 individuals who have pursued successful careers in medicine, science, law, writing, sports, manufacturing, religion, education, finance, and art. We share some of their inspiring stories in our “Alumni Spotlights” section of our newsletter The Ridgewood Times, and annually recognize a few of them as Distinguished Alumni. We also confer the status of Honorary Alumni on some exceptional people who are not graduates, but who in their support of Ridgewood School model the values and behaviors we work to instill in Ridgewood students.

For more than a century, Ridgewood has provided an outstanding education for families who
prioritize quality education. Many families have enrolled multiple generations of their children
at Ridgewood, recognizing that there has never been a better choice for private education in
the region. Ridgewood’s ISACS accreditation testifies to its high standards. It is this excellence
that has drawn new families to Ridgewood and led to the development of our diverse student
body and alumni community.

If you are a graduate or former student who has lost touch with Ridgewood, we invite you to
rejoin your fellow classmates, faculty, and staff through our Alumni Relations Office. We’ll keep
you updated on school news through our newsletter, social media posts, and alumni awards
program. We invite you to attend school events, including our annual alumni dinner where we
celebrate Ridgewood and its alumni. If you have time to help as one of our volunteers, please
let us know.

Ridgewood Alumni, congratulations on your personal achievements and the positive impact
you’ve made in your communities. We’re grateful that you embody Ridgewood’s values in your
daily lives and that you continue the rich Ridgewood legacy begun by our school’s founders.


Alumni Dinner 2023

The Ridgewood School Alumni Dinner was held on September 22, 2023.

The Ridgewood Times

Stay up to date by receiving our school newsletter. Brief updates on Ridgewood alumni can be found in the following editions of The Ridgewood Times:

Spring 2024

Fall 2023

Spring 2023

Fall 2022

Spring 2022

Fall 2021

Spring 2021

Winter 2020

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Paul Haupt ’63, DO

Paul Haupt ’63, DO,completed his BS in Physics at Syracuse University and his DO at Ohio University. Retired since 2019, Paul’s career included serving in the Peace Corps in Liberia, West Africa; as Medical Examiner for Menominee County, Michigan; as president and a family practice physician of Menominee Medical Clinic; and as a family practice physician and member of the board of directors of Northreach Healthcare Marinette, Wisconsin. He is an expert in the field of mood disorders and behavioral issues in primary care. He and his wife of 43 years have two children and two grandchildren. Paul says his claim to fame is having been the navigator of a 36-foot sailboat that won the Chicago to Mackinac sailboat race in 1991.


Rob Rue ’84 

Rob serves as Springfield’s Assistant Mayor. He completed his BA in Business Administration at Heidelberg University and his degree in Mortuary Science and Funeral Directing at Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Rob also holds an Associate of Arts degree in Practical Ministry. He and his wife Jenny are parents of five children.

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Alicia Gardner Camper ’90, PhD

Alicia Gardner Camper ’90, PhD, and her family live in Madeira, Ohio where she is a City Council Member. She works as the Global Director of Inside Sales for Quanterix, a company that develops ultra-sensitive digital immunoassay platforms. Alicia attended Centre College in Danville, Kentucky where she double majored in Anthropology and Biochemistry. She earned her PhD in Pharmacology and Molecular Biology at the University of Cincinnati.


The Little School in the Woods

From its earliest days, Ridgewood School has been affectionately known as “the Little School in the Woods.” We continue to use this phrase today when speaking of our century-old Ridgewood School. 


To learn more about the history of “the little school in the woods,” read our centennial celebration history written by Timothy Troupe Noonan ’66.  The book, Ridgewood School: The Little School in the Woods at 100, may be purchased online at or by phoning Christine Reynolds, Administrative Assistant, at 937.399.8900, Ext. 104. 


Purchase price: $35; shipping: $9.00.



Ridgewood School Association Distinguished Alumni Award

Ridgewood School Association’s Board of Trustees may annually recognize one or more alumni who have distinguished themselves by: a) outstanding achievement in their chosen fields; b) outstanding service in local, state, or national affairs or service to society; and c) outstanding support of Ridgewood School. Although evidence of the three criteria must be present, they need not be equally weighted when selecting the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award. 


Nominations are presented to the Board of Trustees at its March meeting.  Nominations are welcome any time.  To nominate someone, email; phone 937.399.8900, Ext. 102; or write Corwin Georges, Alumni Relations Director, 2420 Saint Paris Pike, Springfield, OH 45504.

Ridgewood School Association Honorary Alumni Award

Created in February 2020 by the Ridgewood School Association Board of Trustees, the Honorary Alumni Award is presented to individuals who, although they are not Ridgewood School alumni, have served Ridgewood School with distinction making a significant contribution of time, effort and/or resources to Ridgewood School’s welfare, reputation, or prestige, and whose faithful and distinguished service allows us to present them proudly as role models for Ridgewood students.


Nominations are presented to the Board of Trustees at its March meeting.  Nominations are welcome any time.  To nominate someone, email; phone 937.399.8900, Ext. 102; or write Corwin Georges, Alumni Relations Director, 2420 Saint Paris Pike, Springfield, OH 45504.


If you have any specific questions please reach out to the contact below.

Corwin Georges, Alumni Relations Director, may be contacted by email at, by phone at 937.399.8900, Ext. 102, or by writing him at:

Ridgewood School

2420 Saint Paris Pike

Springfield, OH 45504.


Relations Office

We'd love to have you back.

If you would like to visit, and we hope you will, please contact Corwin Georges, Director of Alumni Relations, at or 937.399.8900. Ext. 102.  He’ll be happy to arrange your visit. He’ll also be able to tell you what will be happening during your visit.  He looks forward to meeting you; we look forward to your visit! 



Your help is always appreciated.

If you would like to support Ridgewood School by volunteering, and we can use volunteers in various capacities, please contact Corwin Georges, Director of Alumni Relations, at or by phone, 937.399.8900, Ext. 102.


Class of 2023

Class of 2022

Class of 2021


“I have to say in all honesty that Ridgewood has given our children everything we wanted and more. It is a safe and loving environment that has helped our children blossom and develop beautifully. The teachers and staff of Ridgewood School have played a very important role in our children’s lives, and we truly appreciate all of them.”

– Sangita Nezhad, Ridgewood parent, 2010

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