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RICCARDO STOECKICHT

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RICCARDO STOECKICHT

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Principal

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Overseas Arts, LLC

BIOGRAPHY

Riccardo Stoeckicht was the Campus Operations Officer and Co-Leader of School at Odyssey Charter School in Wilmington, responsible for all school and campus operations in support of the academic endeavors of over 1,800 students. He left the position in early 2021.

Between 2014 and 2018 he was president & chief operating officer of Innovative Schools, an education support organization that has brought problem-based learning, early college, and personalized learning models to Delaware. It also provided academic, finance, and operating support services to state charter schools.

Before joining Innovative Schools in 2014, Riccardo was the first president of the Community Education Building (CEB) established to create a world-class, co-located educational environment for high performing charter schools, with landlord-provided tenant services. At capacity, the renovated 475,000 sq. ft. building will touch some 20% of school-aged children in the city of Wilmington.

From 2007 to 2012, as chief operating officer of the Rodel Foundation, Riccardo transformed the organization’s human resource practices and streamlined its business operations. He was a member of the foundation’s team that worked with the state to develop its winning RTTT application.
His journey in education began in 2004 as deputy director of the Latin American Community Center (LACC), the largest Latino-serving agency in Delaware, where he oversaw its business operations and life-long-learning programs serving ages one to 101. Prior to the LACC, Riccardo was a finance and business executive with the DuPont Company in Brazil and the United States. In 1998 he and his family chose to make the U.S. their home.

Riccardo was a founding board member of Kind 2 Kids, a foundation serving foster youth, and sits on the board of the Delaware Charter School Network. He is the lead beta-tester for Stave Puzzles, the premier wooden jigsaw puzzle producer in America, enjoys collecting art, and watching foreign movies. He received a BA (mathematical-economics and French) from Brown University, and an MBA (quantitative analysis) from Northeastern University. He lives with his wife, Cecilia, in Wilmington.