Rick developed edtune because he saw that the web was becoming the medium of choice for almost everything related to teaching and learning.
Rick has 25 years of teaching and administrative experience in K-12 schools. He started as a 3rd grade classroom teacher in New York State where he also obtained his Master’s Degree in Reading Education (Syracuse University).
He traveled to California and led an in-between life working in everything from residential treatment programs and finally becoming a successful small businessman. He became a licensed General Contractor (but that’s another story). Eventually, he returned to teaching: first as an elementary reading specialist, then as a middle and high school English teacher. He became Chair of his high school ESL (ELD) Department. He also oversaw the district’s Independent Study Program for five years. He has been a Principal as well as a Teacher.
He received his Administrative Services Credential from U.C. Berkeley. He became his district’s first Educational Technology Coordinator. He has built computer labs, designed technology infrastructure, and written State approved technology plans and grants. He has conducted numerous professional development sessions over the years.
Rick has been a Educational Technology Consultant since July 2012.