Ms. Ricks has been an advocate and mentor for many of her students and their parents, as well as for her own thirty-three year old daughter, Candace, who was born with Down Syndrome. She feels she has the best job in the world! She loves teaching and learning from them. Denise is currently an Intervention Specialist at the Buchtel Community Learning Center and has over a decade of experience teaching students with multiple disabilities, in grades nine through twelve, with the Akron Public School District.
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