• Welcome to 4th grade!


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    Mrs. Richards & Mrs. Saxton Update: 


    Please give all your kiddos a big hug from us!!! We are missing our sweet babies terribly. Meanwhile, please note that enrichment packets are available on the school webpage. We are working diligently to get keys to you as well. These packets can also be picked up from the front of the school. 


    Love, Mrs. Richards & Mrs. Saxton  


    Mrs. Richards misses you all so much.






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     Hello, my name is Samantha Richards, and I will be teaching your child Math, Science and Social Studies this year. I will be team teaching with Mrs. Kayla Saxton, who will teach your child Reading and Language Arts.

      I am originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. After graduating from USM, my husband, Justin, and I moved to the Jackson area. I taught in Clinton Public Schools for six years and Rankin County for one year. I have taught 3rd grade math and science, 5th grade all subjects and Reading and Math Interventions. This is my 3rd year at Mannsdale upper, and I feel incredibly blessed to be part of such an awesome school and community.

     Justin and I live in the Gluckstadt area with our 6 year old daughter (Olivia) who will be in 1st grade at MES this year and 1 year old son (Samuel). We are active members of Broadmoor in Madison. At Broadmoor, we volunteer in the Greenhouse area and are active members of our life group. In my spare time, I enjoy going to the beach, attending sporting events, traveling, and spending time with my family. During the fall, you can find my family in Hattiesburg cheering on our Golden Eagles (SMTTT!!!).

    I am looking forward to another wonderful year. Please feel free to contact me at any time. My email is samantha.richards@madison-schools.com. I am excited to get know you and your family.


    Tea Party Olivia and Samuel Wedding USM