After 35 years, Mr. Richardson is retiring form Coronado

Gracie Nowlan, Staff Writer

William Richardson is one of three retiring teachers from Coronado this year and there is no doubt that he will be missed. Mr. Richardson “has been teaching for 35 years and [he has] loved every minute of it.” His time in this profession was spent teaching environmental science, biology, anatomy, and he also taught chemistry and algebra for a year. He is leaving now as Coronado’s anatomy teacher. A question many teachers get asked is why they choose to do what they do, because it is apparent that kids of all ages can be difficult. Mr. Richardson’s reasoning is simple: because he “always thought that [he] was pretty good with students and that it was satisfactory to [him] and it satisfied some of the desires [he] had.” As he goes into retirement, he says that he is unsure of exactly what to do with all the time on his hands, but he hopes to find a hobby that is equally, if not more, stimulating than teaching.


Richardson has done a lot with his time at Coronado and one of his favorite memories of his time here is coaching track and football because “[he] really enjoyed doing that.” Although debatable, Richardson says that he will miss “having to get up everyday and go to school,” and the students will miss seeing him at school. As the year comes to a close and Mr. Richardson’s retirements is approaching he wants to leave with just one word: “bye.”