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Our Team

"Coaching aspiring urban school leaders to have an awesome impact on kids in Kansas City is exciting. Our kids and our families deserve an excellent education."

Jon Richard - Leadership Coach

Jon Richard began his career in education as an elementary school teacher in Kansas City Public Schools. Following his time in the classroom he founded a charter school, KIPP Endeavor Academy. Jon later went on to become principal of Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, and most recently, Sumner Academy of Arts and Science, both IB World Schools in the Kansas City metro area. Currently, Jon serves as the leadership coach for Kansas City PLUS. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Drake University, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and an educational specialist in administration, both from the University of Missouri Kansas City.