Ricardo Campos graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Spanish Education from St. Joseph’s College in 2012. He then started working for the New York City Department of Education. He worked at Brooklyn High School for Leadership and Community Service as a math teacher for three years. His mission in this school was to serve high-need students who were under-credited and over-aged. Furthermore, he was also a member of the Language Allocation Policy team where he ensured that all English language learners were provided with appropriate opportunities and all the necessary support to be successful. At the same time, he continued his education at Stony Brook University to attain a master’s degree in mathematics. He graduated from Stony Brook University in 2014. The next year Ricardo Campos proceeded to attain a postmaster Advance Certificate in Bilingual Education from Adelphi University.
As an educator, Ricardo Campos has been very much involved with the community and the student body. Ricardo Campos currently teaches mathematics at Central Islip Senior High School. He works both with regular education and bilingual education students. Moreover, he is a board member and the chairperson of the scholarship committee for the Long Island Latino Teachers Association. Through this organization, he is committed to increasing graduation rates and higher education enrollment, retention, and completion. He is a passionate educator who instills love for learning and advocates on behalf of the students to ensure their success beyond high school. Lastly, he is also a board member of the Suffolk County Hispanic Advisory Board for the Suffolk County Government Office of Minority Affairs.