Richard Kick teaches math and computer science at Newbury Park High School. Rich earned a mathematics education degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and a master’s degree in mathematics from Chicago State University. He taught Advanced Placement® (AP) computer science using Pascal beginning in the first year of AP computer science, followed by C++ and then Java. After working as a C++ programmer at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Rich served as a College Board exam reader, table leader, question leader, and Computer Science Test Development Committee member. He is a former member of the APCS A and AB Development Committee, a five-time Computer Science Principles Pilot instructor, a former co-chair of the Computer Science Principles Development Committee, and a current teacher of APCSA and APCSP. He was an author for the K-12 Computer Science Framework found at https://k12cs.org/ , an author for the California State Computer Science Standards found at https://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/computerscicontentstds.asp, and an author for the book Computer Science in K-12: An A-To-Z Handbook on Teaching Programming which is available at https://www.amazon.com/Computer-Science-K-12-Z-Programming/dp/1734662700.