About Rick’s Resources
Rick’s Resources, Inc. was founded in 2013 and provides quality educational resources carefully crafted to inspire learners on all levels. The catalog provides an extensive assortment of resources, focusing on core subjects like reading, mathematics, science, and more. Crafted with the intent to captivate and motivate students, each product makes learning an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
Whether you’re a classroom teacher in search of dynamic teaching aids, a tutor looking for effective supplementary materials, or a homeschooling parent seeking comprehensive educational tools, Rick’s Resources has you covered. The diverse range of resources caters to students with varying abilities, ensuring that each learner can benefit. Rick’s Resources prides itself on providing top-quality educational resources that not only meet but exceed your expectations.
Thank you for visiting my website. My name is Rick Whitehead. I grew up against a beautiful mountain backdrop of northern Utah near Salt Lake City. Although I had aspirations of going into radio, TV, and movie production, I settled on the noble profession of education. I was a writer from a very young age and that ability served me well as I taught the craft to many impressionable children over the years.
I spent 28 years in the teaching profession concentrating on grades three, four and five. It was a wonderful experience and I enjoyed great support from students, colleagues and parents. I was also able to delve into administrative tasks as well. I was commissioned to help design and implement school productively models within the district where I taught. Due to high enrollments, we had to address overcrowding, so the need arose for “extended-day” and “year-round” schooling solutions. I was honored to receive an outstanding achievement award by the superintendent for my contributions helping the many students in the school district.
During my teaching tenure, I continued my hobby of writing. One of my first books was a science fiction adventure novel aimed primarily at reluctant readers. I also wrote humor and fantasy books. In 2013 – after 28 years of teaching – I decided I wanted to devote more time to creating and writing. Although I loved teaching, I wanted to leave when I was still “on top.” Many were surprised with my decision to retire from teaching, but I feel it was certainly the correct one and I have loved every minute since.
Over the years, I had developed many useful materials for my classroom and I felt it would be a waste for those very effective lessons to gather dust in a filing cabinet or on a flash drive. Thus began my pursuit of publication. I found the wonderful site of Teachers Pay Teachers which allowed me to offer my materials to other parents and educators. I decided to name my new store, Rick’s Resources. I opened my TpT store on April 13, 2013. I can be described as a perfectionist, so all of my materials have been meticulously developed and reviewed for maximum effectiveness in the classroom and at home. I am very proud and have the utmost confidence in everything I create. That same drive and commitment will be devoted to the development and maintenance of this website and blog – which I hope will be of benefit to many readers.