San Miguel High School in Tucson, Arizona, has announced the appointment of Michael Richards as its new principal for the 2019-2020 school year.
This is a return to San Miguel for Richards, having previously served as a founding faculty member, assistant principal and director of San Miguel’s Corporate Work Study Program.
Richards currently serves with the Enhancing Catholic School Identity Research Group at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, where he supports the learning of teachers and principals internationally through the development of research-based tools, resources and programs for enhancing Catholic school identity and mission. He also is study advisor to first-generation international students.
A veteran of more than 20 years as a local, national and international educator, Richards brings to his new role experience as a classroom teacher, school administrator, curriculum resource developer and leader of programs in teacher training, principal development and institutional learning for Catholic schools.