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After 35 years, Mr. Richardson is retiring form Coronado

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Gracie Nowlan, Staff Writer

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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.”

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4 Responses to “Bye”

  1. Sarah maldonado (Harkness) on May 6th, 2019 10:43 pm

    Mr. Richardson. I wish you well for the rest of your life, you were one of my favorite teachers. And it was an honor and pleasure for you to teach me when I was in school. You are amazing!!!

  2. Sophia Assila on May 7th, 2019 7:25 am

    Congratulations, Mr. Richardson! Thank you for enriching my education and good luck in your future endeavors.

  3. Hattie Richardson on May 8th, 2019 2:43 pm

    Please keep him for another 10 years! I don’t know what I am going to do with him. No. just kidding. I am so happy for him. We get to see more of him and do more family stuff. Thanks Coronado family for taking care of him all these years. Now it’s time to enjoy life, relax and my favorite, travel. Congratulations from your wife and family.

  4. Tyler Miller on May 14th, 2019 4:28 pm

    Thank you for everything Mr. Richardson! You were a great teacher and just a great person in general! Pleasure to have had you as my teacher you also taught both my parents and they loved you too! Congrats!

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