Fits & Fugues

Education can be so much more.

About Rick

Currently, I’m a Principal for my district’s online high school. This is my 21st year in the education business. I’ve spent most of those years in a high school (9-12) setting as a Teacher (English, Technology, & Newspaper), Administrator, Coach, Technology Coordinator, and database systems administrator. I’ve presented at several professional conferences on technology and educational topics.

If you would like to read a longer post that follows the thread of my educational career and its formation, check out Frame of Reference.

Below is a modified CV for the curious.

  • Principal, December 2007 to present 
  • Assistant Principal, July 2003 to December 2007
  • Assistant Principal, July 2003 to July 2005
  • Educational Systems Administrator, July 2000 to June 2003
  • Basketball Coach, June 2000 to April 2003
    • July 2000 to March 2003 -Junior Varsity Girls
    • November 1993 to March 1997 -Freshmen Boys
  • Technology Coordinator, July 1998 to July 2000
  • Teacher, English and Technology, August 1993 to June 1998
    • Newspaper Co-Advisor, August 1995 to May 1997
    • Student Council Co-Sponsor August 1993 to May 1995

I should probably add a disclaimer that the content posted here is my own (with the exceptions of those posting in reply, obviously) and should not be construed as representing the views, opinions, policies, or positions of those by whom I am employed.



  1. Rick,
    Love your Blog! My CV could be the same as yours, except that I am working with a K-12 school cooperative implementing online learning and web development. Got referred/linked to your website via Google searching for William Cooks book “Unencorporating Education” just getting started like you and fascinated by the discussions. My coop is also working with the Cambridge Colonial Group which promotes many of Mr. Cook’s books. Thats how I got interested though for many years I have had exactly the same fears, and the blind NCLB push with testing has me more worried for public education than I have ever been in my career! Keep up the discussiions here!!

    FYI -I have developed Elearning from about 4 K-12 MN schools to over 45+ that we host and support today. We use mainly open source products (the ones our small schools can afford smile) and would be happy to talk about them if you have questions at another time…) keep up the blog, nice job, great questions.

    Comment by Mark Hilliard | March 13, 2008 | Reply

  2. OK seriously, I searched “standardized tests worth it” for a spark conversation ofr my current issues class and yours was the first link! Cool beans. I was hoping to see more commentary after the conversation, but oh well.

    I hope all is well.

    Comment by Brother | March 24, 2009 | Reply

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