Currently the President and Head of School of the American College of Sofia (Bulgaria), Dick was previously the Interim Executive Director of the Elementary Schools Heads Association (ESHA, a national association of heads of independent elementary and middle schools) and for three decades served as the Head of Norwood School, a leading American independent, K-8 school in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Dick has extensive experience serving with educational and non-profit boards as a trustee and board leader as well as a head of school. He has worked to develop and implement numerous strategic plans, capital campaigns, building improvement projects, and school expansion initiatives. He has been active in regional and national educational associations, serving as President of the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW), as Vice President of the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS), as Vice President of ESHA, and as a trustee of the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE) and a member of the Country Day School Heads Association (CDSHA).
Dick is a graduate of Yale University and holds a M.Ed. from the University of Virginia and an Ed.D. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has presented at regional, national, and international school conferences and written articles and essays for regional and national educational publications. A former world champion rower, Dick is a big believer in the power of effective teamwork.