Bryon Richardson, Executive Director
I must have had great teachers throughout my schooling because I have always wanted to work with youth as a career.
I grew up and graduated from high school in Brigham City, Utah. After high school, I lived in Germany for two years, then returned to my studies and graduated from the University of Utah in 1996 with a B.S. in Sociology and a Certificate in Criminology and Corrections. After a few years working with incarcerated youth, I realized the importance of education and the effect it can have on their lives and moved my young family to attend the University of Northern Colorado, where I graduated with my M.A. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in 1999. Soon after graduation, I moved to Las Vegas to work at UNLV with economically disadvantaged high school students to get them ready for postsecondary education. Most recently, I have been a principal of a small charter school on the Northern Ute Indian Reservation in Northeast Utah.
Now, my family and I are back “home” in Las Vegas. After studying about and working in various educational settings, I am excited to be the Executive Director of the Leadership Academy of Nevada. LANV is what I envision the ideal educational setting to be: motivated students working with top mentors to increase both academic knowledge and leadership skills. I can’t wait to see the growth of our students and the men and women they will become!