Ben Richardson Named East High School Interim Principal
KCPS is excited to announce that Ben Richardson has been named Interim Principal of East High School. This will be Mr. Richardson’s 11th year at East.
Mr. Richardson began his tenure at East High School as a history teacher, boys and girls soccer coach and department chair. For the past five years, he has served as a vice principal. He has been recognized by KCPS as the 2017 East High Teacher of the Year, 2019 KCPS Star Assistant Principal and a 2022 KCPS Outstanding Administrator. He is excited to use his experiences at East High School to continue to serve the school's students, staff and community.
Mr. Richardson holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Secondary Education from Milligan College, a Master's of Science in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Kansas and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in Educational Administration from the University of Kansas. Mr. Richardson was born in Havre de Grace, Maryland, and is a proud, fifth-generation public school educator. He met his wife, Meg, in Kansas City, and has three children, Katie, James and Nelly.