Rick Ralphson

Homework Cafe & PE Teacher

Born in Chicago – and a fan of all teams but the one on the North Side – Rick has lived throughout the United States and Latin America. With a BA in Psychology and Master’s Degrees in Philosophy and Theology, his high school teaching, tutoring, and coaching experience spans twenty years.

 Whether it has been teaching Lakota children on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, facilitating annual immersion experiences for teenagers in the Dominican Republic, serving as a chaplain at a Children’s Hospital, guiding families through Ropes Course adventures, directing programs for persons with mental illness and housing instability, or teaching/mentoring your student; Rick delights in opportunities to learn from others and enthusiastically yet humbly share his gifts.

 His educational philosophy emphasizes respect, encouragement, diligence, compassion, and patience; and Rick tries to live the following: In all things, love and serve. Rick’s hobbies include all types of exercise, flag football, spiritual practices, and delighting in the diversity of creation.