Michael Ricard
Bowdoin College, B.A.; Columbia University, M.A.
Year joined SPS

Spending time with family; doing puzzles; rooting for the Patriots, Bruins, Celtics, and Red Sox

Born and raised in Pembroke, N.H., Mike Ricard joined the faculty of St. Paul’s School in the fall of 1994. Mike first arrived on the St. Paul’s campus in 1985 as a young Third Former. After a great experience at SPS, he moved on to Bowdoin College, where he double-majored in Government & Legal Studies and American History and played four years each of basketball and football. Soon after graduation, he returned to St. Paul’s to give back to the place that proved to be so instrumental in his adolescent development. He spent the 2007-08 academic year on sabbatical in New York City, where he completed his graduate work – receiving a Master of Arts in Education Leadership from the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College.

In his time at the School, Mike has served as director of alumni relations/executive director of the Alumni Association; director of the St. Paul’s School Advanced Studies Program; senior associate director in the admissions office; acting athletic director; head coach of boys varsity and JV basketball, JV football, varsity and JV baseball, and boys & girls track; head of the Discipline and Boys Housing Committees; and as head of house in Armour and Foster.

Mike lives on the grounds with his wife, Emily, and his two children, Dorothy & Mitchell.