My name is Mark Richman and I have been in education for over 48 years - as a math teacher, Dean of Discipline, and an Assistant Principal. I have won numerous awards for my teaching skills, among them "Teacher of the Year." I was a camp counselor for 20 years at Trails End Camp, in Honesdale, PA, where I further used my talents to work with children in the summer camp situation. I am the author of four best-selling books on classroom management, motivation and values education (including “Just Let Me Survive Today...” A Primer in Classroom Management and Motivation).
After teaching for 19 years at JHS 43 and another 5 at Lincoln HS, both in Brooklyn, NY, I headed the Guidance and Math Departments at Erasmus Hall HS for Science and Math, also in Brooklyn, N.Y. I then served 3 years as a Staff Developer in the Brooklyn and Staten Island Schools (in NYC). I taught for another term at Automotive HS in Brooklyn NY before returning once again to Administrative chores at The HS of Economics and Finance in NYC (right across the street from the World Trade Center) – where, on Sept. 11, 2001, my 4th day on the job at my new school, I helped evacuate and lead his 800 pupils to safety! After teaching for two more years at Port Richmond HS, in Staten Island, NY, I retired from the NYC Public Schools. I am now in my seventeenth year as a math teacher (in my “second career”) at Columbia HS in Maplewood, NJ.
Sincerely Mark Richman