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Meet Us Monday: Mrs. Richards

Mrs. RichardsEach Monday, we will showcase a different member of our Saint Matthias family.  Mrs. Vivian Richards is our director of development, enrollment, admissions, you name it- she does it!  This is her 11th year at The Academy of Saint Matthias the Apostle.  A native of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Richards is bilingual and the mother of a Saint Matthias alumna.

1.  Tell us a little bit about you.

My family is from Puerto Rico, where I spent a number of years growing up.  I was educated in both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking settings, so I know the value of global education.  I love animals, especially dogs (at one point I had five!).  I’m an avid sports fan and love cheering on the Redskins, Capitals, and Orioles.  In the summer of 2013, I married my longtime friend and high school sweetheart- some of you may know me as Ms. Mason- it’s still the same happy, fun, me!

2. What is your favorite memory from being in school?

In high school, I was on the debate team.  We had competitions against other high schools.  There were six of us on the team.  I loved, even then, writing an argument and fighting for what was right.  I get to do this now as I work to make sure as many families as possible can be a part of our Saint Matthias family.

3.  Where is your ideal vacation spot?

There are so many!  I guess right now my ideal, most favorite would be on any island with clear water, good weather, white sand, and palm trees!

4. What is a special skill or talent we may not know you have?

I love to sing!  I was a member of my church and youth group choir.

5. Why Saint Matthias?

Because it’s awesome!  Saint Matthias has such a sense of family and belongingness.  This place is where children thrive, and I get to witness that everyday.  I’m honored to be a part of this process, and to get to help students and families.

Mrs. Richards at the CBN gala 2014  Giant A+ bucks check  Golden Apple win

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