• I am a 1984 graduate of Smiths Station High School and a 1989 graduate of Auburn University.  After completing my degree at Auburn, I received a job opportunity to return to Smiths Station to teach and coach.  For the past 26 years I have served in some capacity within the Smiths Station School System.  I began teaching and coaching at the high school and later moved to the elementary school and  I served as an assistant principal at the high school from 2005-2014.  I was named Principal of Smiths Station High School in June of 2014.

    I am married to Carol Richards, she is the assistant principal at Wacoochee Elementary, and have two children, Catherine and Eli.  Catherine is currently a student at Southern Union.  Eli is a student at Smiths Station High School.

    I am an avid outdoorsmen, I enjoy most outdoor activities, duck and turkey hunting, offshore fishing, gardening and working around the house.  I also enjoy watching my children participate in athletics, soccer, basketball, and baseball.

    I have been a member of the Smiths Station Community my entire life and I plan on continuing to raise my children here.

    I can not think of a better place to live, work and raise my family.

  • Joaquin  Richards

    Joaquin  Richards and Gulf Snapper