Dr. Rita Apter, Ph.D, born April 6, 1928 passed away on August 1, 2018 after a life well-lived. She is survived by her daughter Susan Apter, grandchildren Matthew and Jaime Hennessey and great grandchildren Harper, Lila and Jake. Rita was predeceased by her adoring and adored husband Ira and son Mark. Rita, a Hunter College and GW University graduate, had an illustrious career in education, as an elementary school teacher, principal in various schools in Northern Virginia and finally an assistant superintendent; all roles performed with competence and “style”. Her retirement was marked by travel, golf, bridge, family, and friends. Services will be private and donations can be made in Rita’s memory to a charity of your choice.