Mr. Dwayne Richards

    Born and raised in a small town outside of Charleston, South Carolina called Hollywood, Dwayne Richards discovered the rewards of hard work from his parents at an early age. After a successful educational experience in grade school and secondary school, Dwayne graduated from high school in the top ten percentile of his graduating class. After high school, Dwayne went on to attend the University of South Carolina.  While there he managed to become a well- rounded student by engaging himself in such organization as Association of African American Students, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and a member of the USC men’s basketball practice team. Dwayne graduated from the
    University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and a Master’s degree in Mathematics from Walden University.

    The post – graduation era for Dwayne began as a teacher’s aid at W.A. Perry Middle school, located in Columbia, South Carolina. It was there and during that time Dwayne found his passion and discovered his purpose in life, to be an educator. During the summer of 2001, Dwayne moved to Lithonia, Georgia to pursue his career as an educator, first working as a math teacher at the Academy of Lithonia for two years. He later moved into a teaching position in Dekalb County at Lithonia Middle where he taught for five years and was the Math department chair, member of the school leadership team and head boys basketball coach. Mr. Richards made the move to Henry County in
    2010, working for one year at Henry County High School and three years at Union Grove Middle. It was there where he also led the Union Grove Middle, Wolverines to it's first ever eighth grade boys basketball championship.

    Mr. Richards currently lives in Stockbridge with his wife and two children. He is excited about the upcoming school year, looking forward
    to making an impact on the students at Union Grove Middle, strives to exceed expectations every day and is proud to be a Wolverine.