Eric Lasky has dedicated his career to education for the past 22 years. Dr. Lasky holds a Bachelor's degree in Math Education, Master's in Curriculum and Instruction, Master's in Educational Leaders, Master's in Educational Business Administration, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. He is also a National Board Certified Teacher.
As Assistant Principal, Eric works to provide students with meaningful learning experiences to help students transition from high school to adulthood. Outside of the classroom, Eric has been a Student Council Advisor for thirteen years, coached Sophomore Baseball for 13 years, Varsity Golf for 17 years, and High School Basketball for 18 years. He encourages all Ridgewood students to get involved in extracurricular activities.
Eric is dedicated to professional growth and applying new knowledge to help all students to be college and career ready. He had read the following books over the last school year: The Knowledge Gap, Trusted Leader, Big Potential, Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brian, Making It, Answering Why, Unleashing Your Hero, and Culturally Responsive Teaching. As a member of several state and national teaching and learning organizations, Eric has presented at several conferences on Competency-Based Education, Career Pathways, Performance Tasks, and Integrating Curriculum.
Dr. Lasky served on the Transitional English Competency Development Group with ISBE, ICCB, and IBHE. He was one of the authors of the ISBE Framework for Company Education. Served on the Illions SAT Standard-Setting panel. Helped write the framework for ISBE Math Teacher Licensing Assessment. Was named Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Leader of the Year in 2019. Was selected to represent Illinois on the National Center for Innovation in Education Team. To say Dr. Lasky is passionate about his work would underline the tenacity and dedication that he has given to improving education at the local, state, and national levels.