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: Secondary Director, Uplift Luna Preparatory