Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Early Childhood Education from The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown - 2017

Mrs. Courtney Richards

"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader" - Margaret Fuller

Hello ♥ Welcome to my page!  My name is Mrs. Richards and I will be teaching Fourth Grade ELA.  I have been a substitute teacher at BBSD for three years, and this will be my first official year as a full-time teacher.

I was born and raised in Johnstown, and graduated from Westmont Hilltop School District in 2013.  From there I attended the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, where I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education.  Upon graduating from UPJ in the fall of 2017, I began working for AmeriCorps, at Richland Elementary School, where I was an Educational Support Teacher.  Then, during the 2018 - 2019 school year, I began working here - at Berlin Brothersvalley School District - where I had the opportunity of being a day-to-day substitute teacher for students in grades kindergarten - twelfth grade.  BBSD is truly a wonderful district.  I have had so many wonderful memories and experiences at this district, and I am so happy to now officially call this district my home.

I currently live in Berlin with my husband [Nathan] and two step-children [Carson & Olive].  I love spending time with my family and friends - as well as reading, watching movies, going for walks, cooking, and listening to music.  I also LOVE learning, and I want to instill that same love of learning into my students.