Dean of Upper School Discipline
B.S., Finance, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Special Certifications: Poliquin Strength Coaching Theory Level 1
Achievements: Pope John Paul II Teacher of the year 2009 - 2010
Little-Known Fact: Mr. Richard is ambidextrous
Barrett Richard was born in Opelousas, Louisiana on May 10, 1979. Shortly thereafter his family moved to Lafayette, where he still resides. He graduated from Acadiana High School in 1997 and immediately enrolled at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. After graduating from UL, he married Karla Maturin. These seemingly providentially arranged events were preludes to the two beautiful vocations that God has called him too, one being marriage and family life, the other being teaching and continued learning, which came to fruition three years ago when Mr. Richard began teaching at John Paul the Great Academy.
While many hobbies could be listed, Mr. Richard says that all of his interests fall under his main focus--his interior life--which is built upon and nurtured by the Church, and which he hopes is demonstrated by his exterior actions. Everything Mr. Richard does is a symptom of this line of thought.
Mr. Richard and his wife Karla welcomed their firstborn January 18, 2011. Maybe his firstborn will be ambidextrous as well, though he hopes not, because he feels that he is both right- and left-brained, which can be very vexing.