As a veteran of the US Air Force, a teacher, and a school leader, Dr. Richard has dedicated his career to public service. Dr. Richard enjoyed a very successful school leadership career in Arizona where he improved student achievement at both large and small high schools. He believes in putting kids first, building a positive school culture, and winning in Academics, the Arts, and Athletics. Dr. Richard is a champion of Professional Learning Communities and student engagement. He is looking forward to relocating to Texas with his wife and 3 children so that he can be closer to family while serving the Stratford learning community.