Michael RarickMichael is a native of Columbus, Ohio, and graduated Cum Laude from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. He earned a Master of Science in Education from the University of Dayton. He has earned sixty semester hours beyond his master’s degree.
In 1974, he began his career in education as a middle school history and geography teacher in the Fairborn City School (Ohio) system. He taught for 11 years and then served as an elementary school principal for five years. He was then promoted to the assistant superintendent position and was responsible for all pupil services. In this position he supervised the testing program, guidance and psychological services and special education.
In 1996, he transferred to the Beavercreek City School system and assumed the position of Assistant Superintendent for Staff Personnel & Information. He was responsible for the human resources department and public information dissemination. After 36.5 years in education, he retired in June, 2010.
Since his retirement Michael assisted the Xenia school district by serving as an interim elementary principal and preschool facilitator.
He received recognition as an outstanding classroom teacher in Fairborn and in 2009 was honored by the Beavercreek Education Foundation as the 2008 Outstanding Administrator.
He is the past president of the Ohio Association of School Personnel Administrators (OASPA) and is currently the Executive Director of the organization. He and his wife, Pam, reside in Beavercreek, Ohio. They have six children and five grandchildren.
Michael is a Certified McGrath SUCCEED trainer and has trained administrators in Ohio and other states.