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Ed Ricca

Math / Boys & Girls Cross-Country / Girls Track

Favorite Quote: “So remember this December and all the whole year through the joy you give to others is the joy returned to you.” – Source Unknown


Originally from Bartonville, IL, Mr. Ricca joined the PND family nine years ago and has over forty years of experience in education. An older brother who went into teaching inspired Mr. Ricca to do the same, and he has enjoyed his experience at PND. Some of his favorite parts include the return on his investment of time and effort with the students; the intellect, curiosity, and participation displayed; and the spiritual foundation laid by parents, continued by PND, and lived by the students. This spiritual foundation comes through reading Scripture and has led Mr. Ricca to become more understanding and appreciative of others’ ways of being a good person. When not staying active with cross country and track (or one of the FOUR times he has climbed Pike’s Peak), Mr. Ricca enjoys the piano, restoration/creation of wood products, reading, and jigsaw puzzles.


  • Master of Arts, Illinois State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Western Illinois University

About Mr. Ricca

  • 9 Years at PND
  • 42 Years in Teaching