Bobby Richardson is a Student Intervention Specialist in the Office of Elementary Education and Reading at the Mississippi Department of Education. He began state service in 2014 with the Office of Student Assessment as an Educator in Residence. Before beginning state service, Mr. Richardson, a 17 -year educational veteran, served in the public elementary, middle and high school special education and general education sector. Prior to joining the MDE, he taught resource, inclusion, self-contained, and general education reading. He has also served as the coordinator of school-based enterprise and worked with at-risk high school students to prepare them for the GED test. His career includes district level service as teacher of incarcerated youth, homebound instructor, intervention specialist/district support team co-chair, transition coordinator, and GED Options coordinator.
Mr. Richardson’s professional affiliations include current service on the Board of Directors for the Mississippi Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT), Mississippi Professional Educators (MPE), and Parents for Public Schools.
Mr. Richardson received his bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and his master’s degree from Jones International University in Colorado.