Dr. Richardson

Phone: (321) 633-3630 x1005


Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Stephen Richardson

Dr. Richardson is absolutely thrilled to be leading the Challenger family! He has an extensive and diverse background. As he enters his 18th year in education, he brings an innovative way of thinking, having previously served in Orange, Duval, and St. Johns Counties. He has a passion for children and believes in always acting in the best interest of students. He leads by example, and his favorite quote is “children will always live exactly what they learn”. Dr. Richardson plans on continuing the tradition of excellence at McNair and plans on moving the school grade back to an A… where it belongs!

Education Background:

University of Central Florida- B.S. Molecular and Microbiology-2005

University of Central Florida- M.S. Public Administration- 2007

University of North Florida- Ed.D Education Leadership- 2015


Some notable career moments:

2012 Rookie Teacher of the Year- Creekside High School

2015 Highest Biology Scores in St. Johns County Schools

2018 Florida State Governor’s Outstanding Black educator award

2020 Featured on the Local News for mentorship

2021 Top 5 Duval County high school Assistant Principal of the Year

2022 Founded the Day after Initiative (TDAI) at Westside High School