B.S. in Business, Management & Economics, Empire State College; M.S. in Teaching Mathematics, Brooklyn College. Richards is currently teaching seventh grade Mathematics at PS/IS 188 in the Lower East Side of Manhattan where he serves as chair of the School Leadership Team and advises chess players through after school enrichment groups. Before coming to teaching through the NYC Teaching Fellows program, he managed a warehouse in upstate New York. Richard’s goal is to open his own school that serves also as a research center for middle school instruction, motivation, and emotional development.