Mike Richie is an educational consultant/leader who has committed to serving over 30 years in public education. He is known by his staff and colleagues to be a visionary leader and having a positive impact on and improving education. Richie has served as a teacher, coach, principal and for the past 21 year’s superintendent. Richie served as superintendent in small, medium and large school districts.
Richie has led his staff in raising test scores, building community and business partnerships, increasing open enrollment numbers, passing four referendums and drastically improving communications, public relations and social media efforts in his districts. Richie believes in strategic goals to foster the momentum with which the organization’s members can be self-motivated and productive. Richie is an innovative leader who excels in thinking outside the box always looking for ways to provide the very best education and also looking for ways to increase efficiency.
In 2012 Dr. Richie was named Superintendent of the Year by the National Association of School Superintendents (NASS) for his outstanding achievement as a school district superintendent, continuous improvement and commitment to collaboration and mutual support in the profession.
Richie enjoys coaching and mentoring superintendents that are new to the profession. He is also an adjunct professor at Viterbo University teaching classes in leadership and school law preparing students for their principal and superintendent certifications. These experiences make Richie an ideal consultant to assist school districts in executive searches and coaching superintendents.
Richie is also very involved in the Wisconsin International Student Program (WISP) working with students and families from China. Richie has visited China twice giving presentations in numerous Chinese cities on American Education.