Dr. Brian J. Richard, EdD
115 Woodside Lane, Central, SC 29630
(864) 404 - 6243
School District of Pickens County CATE Coordinator Feb. 2014 – Present
Coordinated the Career and Technology Education Programs for Pickens County
Schools to include the Career Center, four Comprehensive High Schools, and five Middle
Schools. Responsible for Federal and State CATE compliance and financial audit,
Perkins Local Plan, Needs Assessment, and Quality Review Measures. Lead the CATE
program design, development, and execution at the district level for all 26 schools.
Managed School to Work programs for K – 12 including Career Guidance, Job
Shadowing, Internships, CoOps, and Apprenticeships. Implemented systemic and
sustainable K -12 STEM programs to include PLTW Biomedical Sciences, PLTW
Engineering Pathways, PLTW Gateway, PLTW Launch, FIRST Robotics, After School
STEM/Robotics Programs, and Summer STEM/Robotics Camps.
Gettys Middle School STEM Instructor Oct. 2002-Feb. 2014
Coordinated the design, procurement, and installation of Instructional Technology
Learning Center for at risk students; Lead SDPC STEM Instructor; Exploratory Arts
Department Head, Principal’s Cabinet, School Improvement Council, Volleyball Coach,
FIRST Robotics Coach, SDPC BusEd Webmaster, United Way Campaign Chairman.
National Board Candidate, Technology Ed, PLTW Certified Instructor for GTT Design &
Modeling, Automation & Robotics, and Environment & Energy;
Charles Schwab Senior Investment Specialist Sept. 1993 - Oct. 2002
Managed Greenville, SC branch office that was custodian for over $1billion in client
assets. Supervised 6 Investment Specialists and audited SEC & NASD records. Provided
investment advice and comprehensive financial plans to Gold and Platinum clients whose
assets exceeded $500k per relationship.
Nova Southeastern University Doctor of Education Jan. 2005- May 2008
Major: Instructional Technology and Distance Education. Research Interest is Learning
Theory and Interactive Multimedia Learning Environments.
Liberty University Education Specialist August 2013 – Dec. 2015
Major: Educational Leadership and Administration. Program emphasized instructional
leadership with a Christian Worldview.
Nova Southeastern University Master of Science Aug. 2004- May 2005
Major: Educational Technology. Program emphasized analysis of instructional design
principals and instructional technology integration.
Clemson University Bachelor of Arts Aug. 1987- May 1992
Major: Economics, Minor: Business Administration. Developed fundamental
understanding of Micro and Macro Economic forces that influence social, financial and
United States Army Quartermaster School Feb. 1991- August 1991
Mastered self-motivational, self-disciplinary, and team building techniques needed for
highly functional teams. Maintained just-in-time digital inventory for the 263rd
Missile Defense Battalion for South Carolina Army National Guard.