Irving Richardson is teaching principal of the Mast Landing School in Freeport and in 1988 was Maine Teacher of the Year. He has implemented an alternative program for the upper elementary-aged students in the Freeport schools and has been the lead teacher in designing a new approach to education for that system. At the state level, Mr. Richardson served on the Maine Education Assessment Language Arts Committee, the Early Childhood Demonstration Sites Advisory Board, the Commissioner's Teacher Advisory Group and the Executive Committee of the Maine Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. While a member of the Department in the Instructional Support Group program, he worked with a team to draft the language of the Maine Common Core of Learning. "A quality education is the most important thing we can offer a child," says Mr. Richardson. "For an excellent education, students must be well taught by their teachers, their parents, their neighbors, and by other members of the community."
1978 Dartmouth College, B.A.