Lesher Middle School

an IB World School

Richard (Chard) Smith

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About Me

Colorado College 1988-1992

CU-Denver  1998-2000

U of Northern Colorado School of Nursing 2009-2010


BA in History, Colorado College, 1992

MA in Curriculum & Instruction, CU-Denver, 2000

BSN in Nursing, U of Northern Colorado School of Nursing, 2010


Born in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Raised in Littleton, Colorado from age 6.

Lived in Fort Collins since 2003.

Favorite Quote: 

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ---Dr Seuss (?)

"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.  I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." --Michael Jordan

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." --Wayne Gretzky

"Be the ball." --Ty Webb

Extra curriculars : 

Family time, traveling, skiing, hiking, basketball, golf (both ball & frisbee), guitar & piano & singing, movies, books, cooking.

Crazy fact: 
I have been to 48 of the 50 states, and have traveled to 31 countries. I spent 7+ weeks in Indonesia over the summer of 2014! Just spent another 6 weeks in Japan, Indonesia, and Singapore over the summer of 2019!
Favorite Book: 

Recent good reads:  The Graveyard Book, Cloud Atlas, The Peace War, Altered Carbon, The Liveship Trader trilogy

The entire Dune series by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, and Kevin Anderson.

The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings.

The Little Prince.

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I taught pre-school through 8th grade for 14 years in the Denver area, Loveland, Windsor, and Japan

before going back to school to become a nurse.

Lesher Middle School, an IB World School
1400 Stover Street Fort Collins CO 80524
Phone:970.472.3800 Fax:970.472.3880 Attendance: 970.472.3815