The Rescue Me Project is proud to announce the newest member to serve on the board of directors.....
The Rescue Me Project welcomes Marsha McCray Ricks to serve as a new board member.
MARSHA MCCRAY RICKS
I am a Tuscumbia native and currently reside in Tuscumbia, Alabama. My educational background includes a B.S. degree in Mental Retardation; a M.A. degree in Mild Learning Handicaps, a Masters in Educational Leadership and an Ed.S in Education Administration – all from the University of North Alabama. I have a school psychometry certification from the University of Alabama Birmingham and am a certified School Psychometrist. I love pursuing knowledge that helps me become a better professional, and more importantly,
a better person.
My thirty-eight year work experience includes twenty-one years of teaching special education and at- risk students in Russellville City and Muscle Shoals City school systems and seventeen years as a central office administrator in Tuscumbia City Schools. As an administrator, my roles have included Career Technical Director, At-Risk Coordinator, Safe and Drug Free Coordinator, Safety Coordinator and Student Assessment Coordinator. I am currently the Director of Special Education and Section 504 for Tuscumbia City Schools.
I have served on the Children’s Policy Council, DHR Quality Assurance, and Colbert County Multi-Needs Team, including several years as chairman. I am also very active in my local church, where I help with outreach ministries, serve as an usher, and an administrative assistant.
At various times throughout my career I have been a tutor and mentor for teens and young adults, including students that participated in Northwest Shoals Community College’s Talent Search and Upward Bound programs. At-risk students and adults are my passion, and I am always looking for ways that I can contribute to helping them achieve their career and personal goals.
I have been married forty-three years to my husband, Leon, and we have two sons, Joel (who is deceased) and Benjamin. The absolute joys of my life, are my three grandchildren, Dajaevion, Zaikyra, and