Rickert: ‘School always comes first’

Community members packed the auditorium at Van Antwerp Middle School on Thursday evening to hear how Niskayuna High School Principal John Rickert balances his administrative responsibilities with his second job as a sports agent.

As an agent, Rickert represents over 100 professional athletes and has negotiated over $3 million in contracts.

Rickert has been principal since 2001, and ventured into his second career in 2003. In the 11 years since, students, parents, board members and superintendents have repeatedly asked: How do you do it?

Niskayuna High School Principal John Rickert, answers a question from School Board member Bob Winchester at Van Antwerp Middle School Thursday, November 13, 201

Niskayuna High School Principal John Rickert, answers a question from School Board member Bob Winchester at Van Antwerp Middle School Thursday, November 13, 201


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