Welcome to Mr. Richards Health webpage. I am happy you are here! I have been teaching Health and Physical Education for 29 years. My first nine years I taught in El Paso, Texas with the past 19 being here in Anoka-Hennepin. I have taught at Blaine for the past 10 years teaching Health and Physical Education. Currently, I am the Health Department leader and I teach both Health 10 and Healthy Living I and II. I received my Bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and my Masters of Education from St. Mary's University. I love my job and I love my family!! We spend a lot of our time at our cabin hunting, fishing, cross country skiing, kayaking, and sitting around the bonfire. My family and my faith are the two most important things in the world to me! I am very thankful for my wife, Tracy, who is my best friend. My kids are amazing. Calyssa is married to Jack and is a Kindergarten teacher at Ramsey Elementary School in her 5th year of teaching. Elizabeth is married to Cody and is less than a year away from finish Chiropractic Degree and starting her business. Matt is getting married to Sierra next June and will be continuing at Concordia this fall in pursuing his degree in Sports Management. Sam is a Senior at St John's this fall where he will be Captain of the Ultimate Frisbee team and is excited for the new challenges that lie ahead in Law School!
The greatest gifts I was ever given was being a father and finding Tracy!
This class is SO important to your child's future. As I will tell them throughout my course...the most important teachers are your parents. Thank you for supporting your student's education! I am excited to work with your child and watch their growth. Together we can help your child achieve success, choose good paths, and live a bright and HEALTHY future!