Dave Richards, Ph.D., Superintendent of Fraser Public Schools, joined us for the EdTech Specialists’ Webinar Series on Competency Based Education and Blended Learning. In Dave’s webinar, he discusses implementing a K-12 CBE program.
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Dr. Dave Richards is the Superintendent of Fraser Public Schools. Fraser is a school district of over 5,400 students located in Macomb County, Michigan. The District is one of the largest 1:1 iPad initiatives in the Great Lakes Region with students in grades 3-12 equipped on a 1:1 basis and iPad classroom sets in grades PreK-2 with a focus on personalizing learning for every child. To further support the individual learning needs of every student, the District is currently in the process of implementing a competency based learning model across all grade levels which will allow students to progress through their academic experience based upon demonstration of proficiency.
Dave is a Board Member for the Tri-County Alliance and the Galileo Consortium for Teacher Leaders. Before being named Superintendent in 2010, Dave was the Principal of Fraser High School since 2005. Prior to joining Fraser, Dave spent 10 years with the Rochester Community Schools, as the Director of Educational Technology and Information Systems. While serving in this capacity, Dave was an elected member of the Consortium for School Networking Board, the Dell Computer Advisory Council, and served as the Chair of the Compaq Computer National Education Advisory Council. Previous to his work in Rochester, Dave was a classroom teacher and computer coordinator for Belding Area Schools.
Dave earned his B.S. degree from Central Michigan University, M.A. from Grand Valley State University, and Ed.S. and Ph.D. from Oakland University.