Dr. William Doering
Dr. Doering was the founding director of the Third Grade Academy and served as the director of the Academy in the summers 2008 and 2012. Dr. Doering earned his Ph.D. from Miami University of Ohio in 2003 in Curriculum & Education Administration. He has a M.A. from Ball State University and obtained his B.S. from Cleveland State University. Dr. Doering served as an elementary school principal for Richmond Community Schools from 1996 to 2012. He is currently the Superintendent of Nettle Creek School Corporation in Hagerstown, Indiana which is located in Wayne County, Indiana.
Dr. Lou Ann Moore
Dr. Moore served as the director of the Third Grade Academy in 2009. Dr. Moore had retired from Richmond Community Schools but still did an excellent job of running the academy.
Mrs. Gwinn Gibbs was the director of the Third Grade Academy in 2010 and has been with RCS since 2000 and currently is the Principal at Hibberd Immediate School.
Mrs. Jennifer O’Brien served as the director of the Third Grade Academy in 2011. Mrs. O’Brien currently is the principal of Fairview Elementary School in Richmond, Indiana.
Mrs. Kirsten Phillips was the director of the Third Grade Academy in 2013 and 2014. Mrs. Phillips has spent many years as a teacher in Richmond Community Schools and is currently a technology teacher for all Richmond Community Schools.
Mrs. Barr will be the director the Third Grade Academy in 2015. Mrs. Barr has been a teacher with Richmond Community Schools for many years and is currently a Literacy/Instructional Coach at Crestdale Elementary.