Phone: (336) 657-3388
Degrees and Certifications:
Associates of Arts, Bachelor's Degree in K-6 Elementary Education, Master's Degree in Instructional Technology and Media
Mrs. Tonya Richardson
I am a native resident of Alleghany County, born and raised in Sparta. I am married to my husband, Dayton, and we have one son, Matthaus. We also have three dogs to round-out our family. As a family, we enjoy time together, muddy puddle jumping, and walks through nature. I am proud to be an educator at Glade Creek School! I am a 2001 graduate of Alleghany High School. I obtained my Associates of Arts degree from Surry Community College, my Bachelor's degree in K-6 Elementary Education from Lees McRae University, and I completed my Master's degree in Instructional Technology and Media through Appalachian State University. I began my teaching career at Glade Creek School in 2005, as a preschool teacher. Since my start, I have enjoyed fulfilling many different positions and gaining experience in many different areas. I have had the pleasure of working with students in grades preschool through sixth grade in many different academic areas, small groups, and electives. Currently, I am continuing to gain experience in different areas of teaching, working hard daily in fourth grade. The best part of what I do is the 'a-ha' moment when a child's eyes brighten and the concept is understood. I am thankful for the many different opportunities that I have been presented with, faced, and enjoyed. This will be another wonderful year to add to the memory bank!