Richard Kaplan


Good people skills.

This is the mantra of beloved math teacher, Richard Kaplan, who is retiring after 30 years of teaching.

He attended Cornell University for his undergraduate degree, but he got his teaching and math degrees at University of Illinois Chicago.

Kaplan has taught at ETHS since 1998.

“The key thing to my career is that I have been devoted to getting more African American and Latinos to take Calculus,” says Kaplan.

This is not the end of Kaplan’s involvement in education.  He wants to continue to give back to teaching by training teachers.  He also plans to spend time with his wife and daughter, go bike riding and waiting for the next Chicago Bulls championship.