Venitia Richardson

Venitia Richardson leads the Teacher Quality Programs division at the U.S. Department of Education. Richardson oversees several discretionary grant programs that include Race to the Top–District, the Teacher and School Leader Incentive Fund, School Leadership, Supporting Effective Educator Development, Teaching American History, Teacher Quality Partnerships, and Transition to Teaching. Prior to coming to the Department, she dedicated 20 years of her career in service to our nation’s youth, with the last 16 spent working with Hartford Public Schools, Connecticut. Richardson holds a bachelor's degree from University of Connecticut in educational psychology, a master's degree in education from the University of Connecticut and a sixth-year degree in educational leadership from Central Connecticut State University.

 Venitia  Richardson