Math teacher wins $10,000

Ms. Richey teaches Geometry Honors and Algebra 2 Honors.

Trent Warnock

Ms. Richey teaches Geometry Honors and Algebra 2 Honors.

Vaughn Salcedo, Writer-General Assignment

Math teacher Mrs. Richey recently won the Barrett Family Foundation Award, which chooses math and science teachers that make their classrooms look exciting and motivate their students to learn. This award granted her $10,000 as reward.


What do you think about winning $10,000?

“I think it’s pretty amazing! In education when you win an award, it’s usually just a plaque.”


What did you win this award for?

“The Barrett Family Foundation awards 12 teachers in both math and science for creating an environment in their classrooms that is exciting and fun for the students so they hopefully choose a career in math or science one day.”


Will you still teach even though you’re rich?

“Well, I wouldn’t say I was rich….LOL! And yes, I plan to continue teaching for many years to come.”


How are you going to spend the $10,000?

“My husband and I are going to use some of the money for upkeep on our house and the rest will go into our children’s college funds.”


Mrs. Richey’s award ceremony is Saturday, October, 20th from 2pm-4pm at the Seminole SPC Campus in the Digitorium.