University School of Jackson

Emily Richards

Emily Richards

6th Grade English

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Where do you call home?
I am originally from Jackson, TN.

How long have you been teaching?
I have been in this profession for over 30 years.

What is your favorite part about teaching?
My favorite part of being a teacher is working with my students and really getting to know them. The individual personality and gifts that each contributes to the class make every day a little brighter. No two days are just the same when you work with middle schoolers!

What is your favorite thing about USJ?
USJ offers a wonderful atmosphere for students to grow and learn. I have always appreciated that our school is like a family where we all look out for and take care of each other. The faculty genuinely cares about our students and goes above and beyond to make sure they succeed.

What is a fun fact about yourself?
I grew up in this school..... OHA was my home from 1973 until 1985 when I graduated. I have been fortunate to raise my 3 children here as well. 

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