Education Support Professionals Week rolls on as we honor Mr. Bill Richmond, Teaching Assistant in Mrs. Jennifer Groat’s elementary class at Kensington Road School! This is Mr. Richmond’s second school year at Kensington.
Bill helps our students learn how to reach their full potential daily. However, rarely are two days ever the same, and Bill thrives on the challenge in finding unique strategies that work best for each individual student. In the short time Bill has been at Kensington he has quickly transferred his 31 years of public relations and newspaper experience to be a great asset to our students and staff at Kensington. “I am grateful every day that my new role allows me to help young students grow more confident and recognize how incredibly talented they are, often in unique and amazing ways,” he says.
Mr. Richmond continues, “as a male TA, I hope that I can be a role model and bring a different perspective to helping our students be successful. I also rely on my years as a dad to our two boys (now 20 and 22), in finding ways to build connections with our students.”
Principal Jennifer Hayes says, “Bill does a fantastic job in the classroom. He is patient, dedicated, and always professional. Bill brings a genuine passion for helping children succeed with him to work each day.”
Bill graduated from Monsignor Farrell High School in Staten Island (in 1988) and earned a bachelor’s degree from SUNY New Paltz. He, his wife, and two sons live in Kingsbury. In addition to being an educator, he is also an entrepreneur. Bill is the owner of Adirondack Worm Farm, and to date, the farm has composted more than 100 tons of food scraps from residents across the Glens Falls region. He has brought some of his composting worms into school in years past to enrich the science curriculum!