Richard Smith


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Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 4:15 p.m.


My name is Richard Smith and this is my 45th year of teaching. I began going to Compton College (AS degree), then, finishing my teaching credential at Long Beach State University. My first 20 years of teaching was in Wyoming, teaching Industrial Arts. I coached football and track, ran the concession stand, yearbook sponsor, photography club and weight lifting club.I moved to Page, AZ. and taught cabinetmaking and carpentry at the high school for 6 years.

I moved to the valley and taught building trades and cabinetmaking at Queen Creek H.S. for 2 years. I got a job at Higley and been teaching wood shop, applied tech and computers. I've taught at Power Ranch, Coronado, San Tan, Gateway, Centennial and now at Cooley Middle School.