Great Dreams Need Great Teachers: Capt. Tim Richardt

The day before the school division’s closure in observance of Veterans Day, Dr. Aaron Spence visited a Naval Science class for NJROTC cadets at First Colonial High School (FCHS). A FCHS parent submitted an email to the Great Dreams Need Great Teachers campaign to recognize the instructor, Capt. Tim Richardt, for making a positive impact on the life of her son and other cadets.

In addition to joining cadets at 5 a.m. for NJROTC physical training, the parent praised Richardt’s organization of field trips to places like the Naval Academy “to foster a passion for post-secondary education and a respect for our military and our country.”

“You’ll always find him encouraging students to reach their fullest potential,” wrote the parent, who asked not to be named. “This man never does anything half way. He spends most weekends at NJROTC events and/or at NJROTC educational opportunities that he can bring back to school and report on to the cadets.”

The parent also noted Richardt’s efforts to assist a cadet whose family lost their home last fall as a result of Hurricane Matthew and to provide money and food to cadets during the winter holidays.

“He’s a teacher who should be honored because he spends all of his time giving to others and building the future of these cadets,” wrote the parent.

Thanks to Great Dreams Need Great Teachers campaign sponsor, Cinema Beach Alehouse, Richardt received free movie passes.

View the parent’s full letter about Richardt on the Great Dreams Need Great Teachers website.

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