Ricardo De Leon’s presence on the Stafford Elementary campus has been excellent. The energy he creates on the campus, and within his Second Grade Bilingual Class is always present.
De Leon’s experience as an educator extends beyond his many years in the classroom.
He is considered to be a well-respected researcher in the field Numismatics – the collection of coins or currency – in layman’s terms.
He was recently published for the fourth time in the coin collection magazine, “The Numismatist.” This time, he wrote about a medal – the term for a coin that was never circulated – in Mexico, circa 1810.
De Leon will teach a seminar this summer in Colorado Springs, Colorado for the 11th straight year about Coins from Mexico. According to the magazine, it is the only seminar – of 37 – that is already sold out.
De Leon, who is originally from Monterrey, Mexico, became interested in collecting coins when he was 8 years old.
He is working on starting a Coin Club at Stafford Elementary. Dr. Ralph Ross, a Mathematics Teacher at Stafford High and a fellow coin enthusiast, has already started a Coin Club at the SHS Campus.