Rick Detwiler, International Associate
B.A., Dartmouth College; M.A., Tufts University; Certificate of Advanced Study - Administration and Planning, University of Vermont.
An educator through and through, Rick Detwiler has been a teacher and administrator in the United States and abroad since mustering out of the US Navy in 1973. He started as a high school science teacher in Westwood, MA, and then Rick and his wife Sandi taught as Peace Corps Volunteers for two years in Botswana. For the next ten years he was a teacher and principal at schools in Northwestern Vermont, including Charlotte Central School where Ben Masonís oldest son was a first-grader. In 1988, Rick and Sandi and their three children headed back overseas. He moved to Greece to become middle school principal at American Community Schools in Athens. After 3 years in Greece, Rick moved to Tel Aviv, Israel for 7 years as Superintendent of the Walworth Barbour American International School. Then on to Dhaka, Bangladesh where he was Superintendent of the American International School. Next came a five-year stint as Director of the American International School of Budapest, Hungary. He finished his career with three years as Superintendent of Grade, The American School of S„o Paulo, Brazil.
In addition to travel, Rick and his family also love to sail and ski. Rick uses his carpentry skills to rehabilitate and maintain their rural home and lakeside cottage in Vermont. Rick joined Mason Associates in 2009. His wife Sandi is a retired ESL teacher. They have three children ages 34-38. The oldest is following in the footsteps of her parents, now teaching first grade at the American School of Doha, Qatar.