Rich joined Uplift Education in the summer of 2011 to lead the Teaching and Learning Team after 4 years serving as the founding Middle School Director for the Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST), the highest performing school in terms of student achievement and growth in Denver Public Schools. After graduating from the University of Chicago, Rich taught middle and high school English in New York City for 5 years and in Denver for 2 years. In his first school leadership role, Rich served as a principal and English teacher for KIPP: Cole College Prep – the first conversion charter school in the nation. He brings a wealth of experience around school start up, leadership transformation, organizational culture, and systems around instruction, assessment and curriculum, and looks to continue his learning and leadership at Uplift.
Current Position: Campus Director, Infinity Preparatory
Previous Position: Principal, Minneapolis College Prep
Education: Bachelor's: English (The University of Texas at Austin)
Favorite Quote: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
Previous Position: 3rd Grade Teacher, North Hills Preparatory
Education: Bachelor's- Double major in Music (Vocal Performance) and Biblical Studies from Dallas Christian College, Master's (expected spring 2013) in Educational Leadership with an Urban School Specialization) from Southern Methodist University
Favorite Quote: "All that is necessary for evil to overtake this work is for enought good men to do nothing."- Edmund Burke
Current Position: Operations Manager, Infinity Preparatory
Education: Bacherlor’s Degree: BSBA in Accounting, Master’s Degree: Master of Business Administration
Favorite Quote: "The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand." - Vince Lombardi