Dear BCS families,
I am honored to serve as new principal of BCS. This truly is a great school with fantastic students and a dedicated staff. There are so many wonderful programs that the school offers the students not only during the school day but after school as well. My goal is to help support and enhance those programs so our students become successful individuals.
I have been a public school educator for the past twenty years with over ten years at the administrative level. I was a supervisor of instruction and a principal. I started my career as a 6th grade classroom teacher and then went on to teach 7th and 8th grade social studies. I have a Masters of Arts in Teaching and Learning  and a Doctorate in Child, Youth and Human Services with a specialization in Early Literacy.

Please feel free to reach out to me at any time.  I am a firm believer that a parent is a child's first teacher and is their best advocate.I look forward to being a part of your child's education.
Shelly Ward Richards, Ed.D.