Richard is Senior Director, Peer Learning Community Training & Instructional Design. He is a seasoned educator with an unrivaled record of instructional innovation. He is a founding staff member of Year Up, where he led the development of the program’s academic curriculum. More recently, he served as a school redesign consultant for the Center for Collaborative Education, and upon his return to Year Up in 2017 led the development of Career Labs.
Throughout Richard’s twenty-five year career in education, he has demonstrated an unshakable belief in the potential of change through education. He has put his experience as a proven leader and project manager, as well as his experience in program design, to work promoting social and economic justice, and creating and supporting educational opportunities for underserved populations. He has worked as a classroom teacher, instructional and leadership coach, expert facilitator and public speaker. He holds a B.A. in Education, History & French Studies from Duke University. He grew up in Haiti, and currently lives in Stoneham, MA with his wife and two children. He enjoys traveling, and is an avid college basketball and European soccer fan.