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Drricksempowers.com Dr. Ricks currently works as School Administrator in a top-tier Virginia Public School Division. He has also worked as an adjunct professor in Regent University’s Graduate School of Education in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Over the years, he has impacted hundreds of middle and high school students on the subjects of academic achievement, bullying, self-esteem building, goal setting, conflict resolution, and decision-making strategies. Dr. Ricks has also trained educators in the realm of Culturally responsive instruction and Positive Behavioral Intervention Systems (PBIS). Dr. Ricks is the author of three (3) books, (1) 21 Pillars of Power, (2) Legacy of Manhood: Developing a male into a MAN, and most recently, the much anticipated The Grind Codes: Un-locking the Power of Personal Success through Self-Assessment and Self-Determination. This book is sure to be a classic!

He has earned a Bachelors in Human Services Counseling from Old Dominion University; a Master of Arts from Hampton University; an advanced degree in Educational Leadership from Regent University; and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership (k-12) from Regent University. It is his life’s mission to inspire his readers to soar above the low expectations and ascend to unearthly heights.