Richard (Rick) was born and raised in the United States, near Cincinnati, Ohio. After starting his teaching career in the United States, he moved to Germany in 1988 to marry his German fiancée. He has spent the past 25 years as a teacher and administrator in international and bilingual schools in Germany, Switzerland, Poland, The Netherlands and Belgium.
Rick has always enjoyed being part of the development of schools, and has been involved in the creation of over a dozen private schools in four countries, including the role as founding director of the PHORMS schools network in Germany. He has worked in five IB schools and led the IB approval process for one of his schools. Rick has also worked closely with the German Ministry of Education in obtaining approval and accreditation for ten bilingual and international schools.
Rick's family is also a part of the MET family – his wife Stephanie is a homeroom teacher in Early Childhood and two of his daughters, Vikki and Olivia, are students in the MET's Secondary School.