Rick Shea is the 2021 CCBE President. He has served on the San Diego County Board of Education since 2015. He is currently the Vice President of the San Diego County Board of Education and has served as President in 2017. He retired as Special Assistant to the County Superintendent/Administrative Services Officer. Before that he served as a classroom teacher, head teacher for the Juvenile Court Schools, and school administrator for the Outdoor Science Schools.
Rick is an active member of his community and served as Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and Councilmember in Encinitas, and on the Encinitas Fire Protection District, San Dieguito Water District, Cardiff by the Sea Sanitation District, and Vice-Chair of the North County Transit District. He also served San Diego County as a Probation Officer.
On the County Board he represents all of San Diego County and is elected in District 5, the North Coastal San Diego County, where he has lived most of his life.