Richard 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, a proprietary professional skills curriculum.
Throughout Richard’s 25-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, project manager, and program designer 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 and French studies from Duke University. He grew up in Haiti and currently lives in Stoneham, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children. He enjoys traveling and is an avid college basketball and European soccer fan.