Director of Scholarships
Rick Wilson holds a bachelor's degree in music from Boston University and a masters in education from the University of Maine. Rick joined Syntiro in 2010 as the Operations Coordinator after 33 years in public education as both a teacher and administrator. During that time he provided support to Salem High School graduates who were awarded scholarships funded by Forman S. Acton. In July 2015, Rick resigned from Syntiro and became the full time Scholarship Director for our foundation. In this role, Rick provides a variety of supports to all of our scholars as they navigate the challenges and opportunities of their postsecondary experiences.
Prior to his work with Syntiro and the aforementioned Forman Scholars, Rick served as the Principal at Manchester Elementary School from 1992-2010. Rick also participated as an active member of the Maine Principals' Association and served as chair of the association's Professional Development Committee from 2005-2009. Rick has worked and supported students on multiple levels to achieve academic and career success. His interests and expertise include teacher training and development, educational leadership, team building and school climate. HIs passion and skills in supporting and encouraging high academic achievement for all students has been the foundation of a lifelong career in education.