Richard Smith

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Phone Number: 
970 556 5901
Room Number: 
Health Office
About Me
About Me: 

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Raised in Littleton, Colorado from age 6.

Lived in Fort Collins since 2003.

Married since 2000.

My wife teaches Art at RMHS.

My son is a 12th grader at RMHS.

My daughter is a 9th grader at RMHS.


Educational Background: 

Colorado College 1988-1992, B.A. in History

CU-Denver 1998-2000, M.A. in Education, Curriculum & Instruction

U of Northern Colorado School of Nursing 2009-2010, BSN in Nursing

What do you like best about teaching?: 

Being a part of the "Aha!" moments.

Favorite Books: 

I am a big-time sci-fi & fantasy geek. The entire Dune series by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, and Kevin Anderson. The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings. The Little Prince. The Fablehaven series. The Dark Tower series by Stephen King.

Hobbies & Interests include...: 

Family time, skiing, hiking, basketball, golf (both ball & frisbee), guitar & piano & singing, movies, books, cooking.

What I like about my school...: 

Living in the neighborhood, and being a part of an amazing team!

Favorite Quote: 

"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." --Michael Jordan

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." --Wayne Gretzky

"Be the ball." --Ty Webb