Richard Haynes is Director of School Support working with the NYC Men Teach program. Raised in New York and Virginia, Richard received his undergraduate degree from UVA and a Masters from the Johns Hopkins University. He has spent over 15 years working in education in various roles, first as a middle school teacher in Baltimore through Teach for America, then with different offices at NYC DOE from Analyst at Human Resources to work on the Expanded Success Initiative, a public-private partnership that supported improved educational outcomes for Black and Latino young men across 40 high schools in New York City schools. Currently, Richard supports the programmatic efforts of NYC Men Teach, an initiative through the Office of the Mayor’s Young Men’s Initiative (YMI), in partnership with the NYC Department of Education and City University of New York (CUNY). Launched in 2015, NYC Men Teach has already met its initial goal to recruit an additional 1,000 male teachers of color to teach in New York City schools.
“Part of the conversation that we have to have with teachers is bringing to the forefront their ideas, their experiences around race and bringing their ability to recognize racial situations that are happening in their schools.”
– Richard Haynes