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EDU-FAMILIES: Meet The Riccards

Here's another edu-family to check out:

IMG_1125 Patrick Riccards (pictured, far right), writes Eduflack and is CEO of Exemplar Strategic Communications.  His father is a retired college president who headed institutions such as St. Johns College in Santa Fe.  His mother was a lifelong NEA high school English teacher, who walked the picket lines in West Virginia in 1990!

That's not even the half of it, however. 

Patrick's wife, Dr. Jennifer Riccards, is a senior policy analyst at the US Department of Education's OPEPD and runs their Doing What Works website.  His wife's father was a Massachusetts superintendent, recently retired. His wife's grandfather helped lead the desegregation of Philly's public schools when he was assistant superintendent.

Feel like keeping this going?  Send me something about your family -- or a family you know about -- if you think it's up to the "edu-family" label.  Mail to thisweekineducation at gmail dot com. 

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