Director of Community and School Development
Richard serves as CCE’s Director of Community and School Development, providing support and strategic assistance to all CCE programs with a focus on building equitable and supportive relationships between communities and the schools that serve them. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Law School, helping students apply their legal training to advance authentic collaboration between educational institutions and communities. Before joining CCE, Richard served as the Deputy Executive Director of NYU’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools and Community Development work and directed the Center for Education Organizing at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. He was also the Co-Executive Director of the National Coalition of Advocates for Students (NCAS). Richard has a B.A. in History from Brown University and J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.