My name is Brad Riley, better known as Coach ‘B’ here at Columbine Elementary. Originally from Flint, Michigan, where I grew up around educators. Both my grandmother and grandfather were educators, and my grandfather a coach as well, for over 30 years. As two people I admired very much growing I guess it only made sense I follow in their footsteps. In 2010 I moved to Colorado from Washington, DC after 3 years working in middles school mentoring, coaching, and running recess programs. I’ve been working with youth across the country for over 10 years, with this is my second year at Columbine, and I could not be more excited for the 2016-2017 school year.
I will working as the behavior to support students in and out of the classroom, and I’m very appreciative of the work I get to do on a daily and aspire to be a positive piece in the students’ lives at Columbine, and also look forward to building a strong community of families, students, and staff. As mention I lived in Washington, DC and was afforded some great opportunities and experiences that I have been able to share with the youth like meeting President Obama and playing basketball on his court and being apart First Lady Michelle Obama’s let’s move campaign, becoming and Americorps Alumni, bring Peyton Manning out to schools, and each time was able to share that with the youth I was working with which is the best part.
I hope to be able to continuing share moments like these and creating memories and more opportunities like these for the students and families of Columbine in the future as well. A few other things I like to share about is that I am a twin, I like drawing and writing short stories/poetry, I LOVE to dance and choreograph dance, football is my favorite sport and root for Michigan State college football, and lastly jolly ranchers and purple pack skittles are my favorite candy! I look forward to getting know the students and families of Columbine and having a great year.
Brad ‘Coach B’ Riley