Board of Trustees - Board Chair
Rick Massini was born in Medicine Hat and received his early education in Redcliff, attending Margaret Wooding School and then Parkside Junior High School. He completed his secondary education at Crescent Heights High School. Following high school, Rick worked as the Hourly-Rated Payroll Clerk at Northwest Nitro-Chemicals for two years before resuming his post-secondary training at Medicine Hat College and then the University of Alberta. He received a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Alberta and later earned a Master of Business Administration Education Administration, from Gonzaga University.
Upon graduation, Rick taught at St. Stephen School in Calgary for eight years prior to returning to Medicine Hat. He taught Mathematics and Science before assuming a Counseling role and later a Vice-Principal position at Medicine Hat High School.
In 1998, Rick assumed the position of Principal at Ross Glen School which was one of the highlights of his career. In 2006, Rick was appointed to the District Office as the Director of Programs and Instruction, where he remained until his retirement.
In addition to his teaching duties, Rick served his professional organization as President of A.T.A Sub-Local #76 for many years and as the Economic Consultant for S.E. Alberta for ten years.
Rick served on numerous District committees throughout his career; including Chairing the Teacher Supervision and Evaluation Program and as the Project Lead for the Medicine Hat One-to-One Mobile Computer Project.
Rick also served as the Chair of the Medicine Hat Police Commission as well as President of the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede.
Rick is married to Linda and they have a son, Ryan, who is a popular local musician and a daughter, Lori, who is a lawyer in Vancouver.