Phone: 203-275-3081


Degrees and Certifications:

BA, Political Science, Sacred Heart University MA, Secondary Education, Sacred Heart University

Mr. Rich Deecken

Hello!  My name is Rich Deecken, and I have been a social studies teacher at Bassick since 2013!  

I was born in Bridgeport, and graduated from Trumbull High School.  I attended Sacred Heart University, where I earned a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in secondary education. 

Outside of school, I serve as a land use commissioner in Trumbull, and a justice of the peace/wedding officiant.  I am a serious collector of Connecticut license plates and highway signs.  I am a big soccer fan (Newcastle United) and love spending time with my wife and 3-year-old daughter. 

For the 2020-21 school year, I will be teaching Civics, Perspectives on Race, and Intro to Law.  I am the coach of the Bassick baseball team, and also advise the Bassick Chess Club.  I play the baritone sax in the Bassick Jazz Band, and am the public address announcer for Bassick athletics.  

I look forward to meeting you in person this fall!