An experienced school leader & author


Rick Stein is an educator with 38 years of service in public education in western New York State. His career began as an elementary school teacher (grades 1, 3 and 5). He also served as a teachers' association negotiator and president. He was an Employee Relations Specialist, Human Resource Director, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Associate Superintendent and for the last six years of his education career, a Superintendent of Schools.  Currently Rick is an active writer and president of Dario Advisors, LLC.

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Rick Stein

Rick is the author of two novels. His first novel, Running On Empty, was released in October, 2012.  His second novel, And..., was released in September, 2014.


Rick's first novel, Running On Empty, captures a school year through the eyes of a teacher, principal and superintendent.  Reader's have described it as, "Real-life" ..."Opened my eyes to the tough job teachers have."

His second novel, And... forged a new path in Rick's writing.  Follow the life of a delightful 89 year-old man as he lives his final day on earth.  And... what happens as the hours pass on that fateful day.