Rick is committed to supporting the educational community to develop their pedagogy, to help learners grow and have access to the education opportunities they need.

Rick is an experienced educational leader and classroom teacher with a decade of experience as a principal in New Zealand schools. Rick joined the CORE Education team in 2013 as a Learning with Digital Technologies Facilitator. 

In addition to his work with CORE, Rick has continued his education and professional learning having just completed his dissertation for his studies towards a Master of Education at Waikato University. 

Rick was instrumental in the establishment of the VLN Primary School through developing early online learning connections between schools and in his persistent lobbying to the Ministry of Education over a period of many years to support this initiative.  Rick continues to support the Virtual Learning Network Primary School and his vision and drive has been critical to the continued growth and development of the VLN Primary across New Zealand schools.