East Academy

 Heidi T. Riccio Ed.D., Director of Career Technical Education – East Academy

Dr. Heidi T. Riccio is joining Essex Technical and Agricultural School District as the East Academy Career Technical Education Director. Before joining Essex Tech, Dr. Riccio was the Principal of Medford Vocational Technical High School in Medford, MA for 4 years. Dr. Riccio was also the Career Technical Education Director for 17 years at Greater Lawrence Technical High School in Andover, MA.

Dr. Riccio’s professional memberships include the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators and The Association of Career Technical Education.
Dr. Riccio earned her undergraduate degree in Hospitality Management from Johnson & Wales in Providence.Dr. Riccio earned a graduate degree in Master of Occupational Education at Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, MA, a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from Salem State University in Salem, MA and a Doctorate of Education from NOVA Southeastern University.
Dr. Riccio’s holds licenses and certificates in ServSafe Sanitation and Alcohol Safety.