My name is Tonja Richardson. I have always been passionate about reading and excited about math! Presently, I am the Esser Instructional Coach at Tuggle Elementary. I am committed to supporting teachers in providing high quality, explicit instruction by providing professional development, and coaching teachers across all content areas.
I am the proud mother of two sons, two daughters-in-law, and two beautiful granddaughters. My hobbies include watching movies on Netflix and Amazon, and spending time with family and friends. My educational experiences include the following; a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration at Florida A&M University, a Master's Degree in Elementary Education, Samford University, and a Master's Degree in Reading, and Reading Specialist Certification K-12, University of Birmingham at Alabama.
My educational career has spanned a total of 31 years teaching first and second grade, as an interventionist, and Instructional Coach. I look forward to celebrating with Tuggle teachers and watching them blossom in their learning for the 2022-2023 school year.
"Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.