SKPS Director of Special Education Eric Richards was recently honored as the 2019 “Advisory Board Volunteer of the Year” for his service to the Marion County Children & Families Commission.

Each year, the Marion County Board of Commissioners recognizes volunteers for their service to our community.

Historically, volunteers are invited to a special reception with the Board of Commissioners, followed by a public presentation of the awards. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2019 volunteer awards were delivered to each recipient individually and the commissioners celebrated honorees’ contributions with photos of the presentations at the May 27 board meeting.

Eric Richards is set to retire from SKPS at the end of the 2019-20 school year, with Melissa Glover taking over as director of special education.

Congratulations, Eric!