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      RHS Engineering Academy 
    Instructor: Richardson, Bill






    My name is Bill Richardson, and I am the teacher/instructor for the Ridgeland High School Engineering Academy.  The academy focuses on robotics and mechanical engineering, and highly technical skills throughout its successive years.  Students will become skilled in CAD, robotics, additive manufacturing, CNC (subtractive) manufacturing, and design.


    My credentials:
    AA - Electronics Technology
    B.S. History
    M.Ed. - History
    Ed. Spec. - K-12 administration
    National Board Certified Teacher in Career and Technical Education
    Raspberry Pi Certified Educator 2018 (Picademy Atlanta)
    US Patent Office National Summer Teacher Institute graduate 2018 
    FCC Radio Licensed since 1991
    Robotics teams coach/mentor - TSA State Robotics Champions (team 7536) 2014 - Current
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    IC3 certified
    CREATE VEX National Robotics Teacher of the Year 2018
    Madison County Schools - Middle School Teacher of the Year 2015/2016
    Olde Towne Middle School Teacher of the Year 2015/2016
    Star Teacher 2014 - 2015
    My interests:
    star wars  hunting Reagan 80's rock WW II Android rules Soccer Amateur Radio Robotics Scorpion Dr. Who
    Star Trek  had to do it to know Battlebots Bronco