Middle School Head
Department: Administration and Administrative Services
Phone: 845-462-4200 x241
At Oakwood since: 2018
Ricci enjoys running the Middle School program here at Oakwood and is excited to welcome a 5th grade class this year. In addition to her role as Director, Ricci teaches Student Skills to each incoming 6th grade class. Topics include time management and organization, study and note-taking skills, as well as presentation and debate skills. This class lays the foundation for students to become "professional" students as they embark on their Middle School journey. In addition to Student Skills, Ricci has developed the advisory curriculum where students receive their social-emotional learning and projects for school, local and global community service activities. Ricci has also taught 7th grade Life Skills. In her life prior to Oakwood, Ricci went to culinary school which comes in handy for this class! Each year the Middle School community grows a little larger but also more closely knit- something Ricci is very excited to be a part of.
Education: B.A. Sociology, Clark University M.A. Public Administration, Clark University M.S. Educational Leadership, Manhattan College