meet-rick

Hi, welcome to my page! Let me tell you about myself. First and perhaps most importantly, I’m a parent of two school aged sons who currently attend high school in Rocklin Unified. In fact, it was the quality schools that initially drew us to Rocklin.

I have worked in education for most of my career starting with the  U.S. Department of Education before becoming a Deputy State Superintendent of California Schools. Currently, I am leading work between school districts throughout California to learn from each other by sharing best practices.

I gained private sector experience at Microsoft Corporation before launching a  small business in the area, both of which have helped me appreciate what it takes to get results.

I believe in high expectations for every student in a system that constantly evaluates progress and adapts to ensure individual needs are being met. Our schools need to be safe and provide an individual pathway to success for every student. We need to support our amazing teachers and give them what they need to excel.

I am active in our community coaching youth sports and in fact, I have coached more than 25 youth sports teams. I am enrolled in Rocklin Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Rocklin and school district activities such as Rocklin Unified’s Strategic Planning and LCAP committees. My wife, Julie, is a speech therapist at Rocklin Elementary.

I’m asking for your vote on November 6, 2018, to help make our schools even greater.