An Ode To Richie Rich

Brendan Staff, Staff Writer

As the 2022-23 school year comes to an end, it is time to say goodbye to some of our favorite teachers and staff members as they move on. In particular, members of the Holy Family Community say goodbye to everybody’s favorite Psychology/AP Psychology teacher, football, basketball, and tennis coach, Mr. Richard Everett out of New Jersey.

Mr. Everett was an instant student favorite the day he stepped on campus back in the fall of 2021. He is a young teacher that carries himself with class as well as charm. His ability to relate to students makes him such a valuable teacher, coach, and mentor to us all. Whether he was in the classroom, in the gym working out, or just running around school, Mr. Everett is always there to help his students and fellow faculty members.

His favorite part about Holy Family is, “Just being with you guys. The kids here are great and I’m really going to miss being able to interact with you all.” As far as his coaching career goes, it is no easy task to coach a sport in every season, but it is one that Mr. Everett did take on. “It’s not any surprise that I’m not exactly Vince Lombardi out there,” said Mr. Everett, “but I hope to provide some sort of a role model for [players] either on or off the field”.

This fall Mr. Everett plans to attend Creighton Law as he moves on from Holy Family. “For the first time in my life I’m excited to go to school,” said Mr. Everett. “I love the law and I’m excited to get going.” Compared to his time spent at undergraduate and business school, Mr. Everett has a new-found excitement for his future school, as do all of us. One skill Mr. Everett has gained from teaching, and will take with him for the rest of his career is, “The ability to talk to anyone and help. Teaching teaches you how to interact with 738 different personalities everyday”.

Whether it be for his guidance to us all, weekly appearances on Almost Friday, intriguing personal life, or Jersey accent, Mr. Everett will truly be missed, as we wish him the best in his future endeavors.