Ricky has spent 25 years in education, as a classroom teacher at every level from kindergarten to fifth grade and as a math coach in California and Texas. She has been active in curriculum writing and district-wide staff development, but teaching is her passion. In 2005, she was awarded the Los Angeles County “Excellence in Promoting Math Instruction Award.” She discovered Singapore Math while looking for methods to help her struggling students, and has become an enthusiastic supporter of Singapore Math for all students. Her passion for teaching shines through in her energetic and humorous presentations. Ricky has experienced the power of Singapore Math firsthand, visiting schools, learning teacher training programs, and collaborating with experts in Singapore.