Welcome to Advanced Mathematics!
- Hello and welcome to my page!
Why do I teach? I teach the youth of Sheldon because I was once a student in Sheldon who was trying to find his way. Like all kids, I was trying to find out who I was, what I was good at, what I liked, what career I might pursue, and what kind of person I was going to be. As students face all those questions, especially in an ever-changing and social media driven world, I feel that they need positive role models to guide them along the way. I want to possibly become one of those mentors who make a difference in your child's life.
My journey started at Royalwood Elementary for those fun early learning years. After that, I attended Sheldon Intermediate for 5th and 6th grade before moving to King Junior High (now KMS) for 7th and 8th grade. I attended C.E. King High school from 1992 to 1996 where I was involved in many activities. At King, I participated in baseball, track, cross country, student council, King Christian Union, UIL Mathematics, and Honor Society to name a few. I graduated #4 in my class with a GPA of 4.94 and earned a full academic scholarship to several colleges. I am also proud to be part of the 1996 C.E. King State Champion Track and Field team - my event was the 3200 meter run (2 mile).
After high school, I attended McNeese State University in Louisiana where I majored in Chemical Engineering. I moved back to Houston and completed a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics before obtaining my teaching certification. I recently earned a Master's Degree in Education from Lamar University. I believe that it is important to continue to challenge yourself and to never stop learning.
I have been teaching since 2009 where I started at Null Middle School. I taught Science for one year before switching to Mathematics. I taught at Null Middle School for 6 years before becoming an Instructional Coach at King Middle School last year. Now, I am excited to be back at Null as the Pre-AP and Algebra teacher and Math Department chair.
I cannot wait to begin building those relationships, helping children realize and develop their potential so that they can truly be anything they want to be!
Thank you for visiting!
Mr. Wayne Richardson, M. Ed.
Math Department Head
Cross Country Coach