Rick is a fourth grade teacher at William C. Keane Elementary currently working on his National Teaching Boards. He holds a teaching license in English as well as Educational Leadership. He has established a successful mentoring program that combines the skills of local professionals with disadvantaged students. Professional memberships include the SCSD Educational Foundation, National Writing Project, Junior Achievement, National Young Scholars Program, and Phi Delta Kappa. Recently, he has redefined elementary education by establishing collaborative social media, which he is using to ensure students are prepared with 21st Century Skills.