Ms. Richards graduated from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Elementary Education. Jara discovered her passion for working with children through coaching soccer and tennis as a camp counselor. Then, after years of tutoring and substituting, she realized that the classroom was the right place for her. She spent two years teaching 6th grade in Connecticut before moving to Boston. Ms. Richards is looking forward to her second year at Conservatory Lab Charter School! Outside of school, Ms. Richards enjoys watching and playing sports, drawing, and listening to music.