Phone: 708-442-5747


Degrees and Certifications:

Purdue University- B.A. Elementary Education Concordia University- M.A. Reading Specialist North American Montessori Center- Montessori Certification 3-5 year olds Lewis University- Special Education Certification LBS1

Mrs. Richards


My 16 years in the Chicago Archdiocese has brought me a wealth of experiences, which has deepened and broadened my knowledge not just as an educator, but as a human being.  Through challenges and triumphs, I've always found an emotionally and spiritually supportive community within the Catholic schools, no matter where I taught. 
I began my career as a first grade teacher in Uvalde, Texas.  I soon learned that I loved working with young children.  My career continued in Chicago as a first grade teacher, Montessori teacher, preschool teacher and reading and math resource teacher. Happily, my GPS showed me the way through the winding roads to St. Mary in Riverside.  I am thankful and blessed to be at St. Mary among incredible staff and welcoming families.  I'm dedicated to making this a memorable, safe and enjoyable year for the students in my care.