Mr. Richards, appeared in the "Building Bridges" story arc. He was portrayed by special guest star Keith Hernandez.

Mr. Richards is an English teacher who teaches at Zora Neale Hurston Middle School. He is a nice and reasonable man, who puts up with no nonsense. He has been an athlete since his school days and was at one time a hurdles champion. He is also an assistant track and field coach. He helps run and manage the school's track and relay team with track coach Mr. Ward. He cares deeply for his students, and helps treat the ones with pulled and strained muscles. Also he shows them how to do warm up stretches to help their injuries. During the events of the arc, he was helping Mr. Ward train and prepare the school years new running relay team.


  • Keith Hernandez, was actually a retired major league baseball player.