William Ricker

Hello. I'm currently in my 10th year teaching at Pickerington Central High School and my 18th year of teaching overall. For the past few years I've taught chemistry, but in the past I've also taught physical science and physics. I have two children who will both be attending school in Pickerington this year. My son is a 7th grader and my daughter is in 4th grade. My wife teaches ESL at an elementary school in Columbus.
During the Fall I will be busy helping out with the cross country team. I ran cross country and track throughout high school and college and have tried to continue running ever since (several injuries have slowed me down over the years). Once cross country season is over I'll be spending time advising the Science Olympiad team. Science Olympiad is a group that competes in several science related events at tournaments throughout Ohio.

Education

Parkersburg South High School

BS in Chemistry/Physics from The University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, Ohio

Completed 1 year of a PhD program in Physical Chemistry at the University of South Carolina (left early to begin teaching)

MA in School Leadership from Concordia University - Chicago