Rick Bogart has enjoyed a 40+ year career in a variety of educational capacities. He has served in numerous classroom, coordination, managerial and administrative positions. Rick has been successful as a high school teacher, adult education coordinator, community college business instructor (California and Michigan), adjunct professor at CSU-Los Angeles, state consultant for business and marketing education at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, computer education coordinator for the California Department of Education, educational technology specialist at the Orange County Department of Education, Director of Instruction at Coastline ROP (serving 5 school districts).
In 2010 he retired after serving twelve years as Superintendent/CEO of South Coast ROP in Orange County (formerly Capistrano-Laguna Beach ROP). During his 25-year ROP tenure, Rick served as the 2003 State President of the California Association of Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (CAROCP).
Currently he is providing services as an ACSA-certified (Association of California School Administrators) Leadership Coach and assessor for new and aspiring school administrators through the Institute for Leadership Development at the Orange County Department of Education. In 2010 Rick and his wife Lynn started Encore Options, Inc., an educational consulting firm where they provide professional development and leadership coaching services.