Deer Lakes

School District

Riki Medic


Welcome to our classroom. I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself.  I began teaching in Deer Lakes in 2006.  I taught fifth grade for four years, sixth grade for one year, second grade for one year, and the rest of the time I have been teaching first grade.  Before moving back to the Pittsburgh area (I am a Pittsburgh native), I taught fifth grade for four years in Harmony Township, New Jersey.
Before becoming a teacher, I had an entirely different career as a non-profit arts administrator.  I worked for the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Pittsburgh Dance Council, Lehigh University, Morris Museum in New Jersey, and a large community theater in Wisconsin.
In the past, I have tried to bring some of my arts interest and background into my classroom, and I hope to do the same this year.  I also have a love for reading, and I will try to instill that in your children as well.
I currently live in the South Butler school district with my wife, Julie, and our two dogs (a weimaraner named Bonnie and a dachshund named Addie).  My son, Nate, recently graduated from Slippery Rock University and is now a second-year Physical Education/Health teacher in King George, Virginia.


Students will have a minimal amount of homework each night (except Friday). This work is intended to help students retain the information and concepts learned in class. It should take your child about ten to fifteen minutes per night to complete this work. If you find that it is taking your child much longer than that, please let me know so I can help to pinpoint and correct the problem.  

To view weekly homework click on the link below:


Rik Medic
Teacher, Grade 1
1715 Saxonburg Blvd.
Tarentum, PA 15084
Phone:  (724) 265-5340
Ext. 5103

Office Hours:

Monday thru Friday
8:30 am to 3:45 pm 

Joined Deer Lakes:

August 2006


Kent State University
Bachelor of Science in Advertising 
East Stroudsburg University
Elementary Education Certification 
Previous Teaching History:
Harmony Township Elementary School, Harmony Township, NJ
Fifth Grade