Alabama Board of Education, District 4
Political experience: Elected to Alabama State Board of Education, 2010; re-elected, 2014. Served as 2015 State Board of Education President Pro-Tem (temporary)
Served as 2016 Vice President of Alabama State Board of Education
Professional experience: Currently educational consultant, public education teacher, assistant school principal, school principal, director of curriculum, assistant superintendent, interim superintendent, superintendent – all within the Fairfield City School System (29 years); former associate dean, Virginia College; superintendent, Russell County School System; adjunct professor (Miles College, Samford University, Troy University)
Education: Doctorate in education, University of Alabama; education specialistdegree, Samford University; master of science, Samford University; bachelor of science, Miles College.
Civic experience: Member, Fairfield Civitans; member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.; member, Magic City Chapter Links Inc.; member, Council for Leaders of Alabama Schools; member, Alabama Association of School Boards; member, National Education Association.
Main issues: According to a recent article on, Richardson wants pre-kindergarten education expanded and said if elected she would focus on developing the state’s own standardized test in 2020. In the article she said: “Our other assessment was not aligned with what students needed. I think as we move forward with the development of our own assessment, we would have our own educators to develop it.”
Top contributors: A VOTE, $10,000; Dr. Yvette M. Richardson, $1,001; Exford LLC, $500; IBEW Local Union 136 Ross Roberson, $500; Mount Olive Baptist Church, $500; David L. Daniel, $150.