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Richard named principal at GCCISD’s 3rd high school

BAYTOWN— Long-time Goose Creek CISD educator and administrator Al Richard was named principal of the district’s new high school at the June 25 Board of Trustees meeting.
Richard, who has been with GCCISD for 24 years, has served as director of student services since February 2006. Prior to this position, Richard was the district’s athletic director for six years.
Richard began his teaching career at Opelousas Senior High School in St. Landry Parish in Louisiana. After five years there, he joined the GCCISD team, teaching mathematics at Robert E. Lee High School from 1983 to 1988 and serving as assistant principal at James Bowie Elementary School from 1988 to 1991.
He taught math at Ross S. Sterling High School during the 1991-92 school year and spent the next three years as assistant principal there. In 1995, he was named principal of Horace Mann Junior School, where he served until 2000.
Richard earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Southwestern Louisiana and his master’s degree at Louisiana State University.
“Al is a proven leader whose experience as an educator and administrator at both the campus and district levels will be invaluable as we open our district’s newest high school,” said Dr. Barbara Sultis, GCCISD superintendent. “He has devoted many years of his career to Goose Creek CISD, and we believe that he will do an outstanding job of working with students, parents, teachers and staff at our new campus.”
High School #3, which is located at the corner of North Main Street and Wallisville Roads, is scheduled to open at the start of the 2008-09 school year.
Nominations for the name of the new school are currently being accepted by the district, with a public forum to be held on Aug. 16 in the Board Room of the Administration Building.