Timothy Richardson is a product of the Dallas Independent School District. He is a graduate
of the School of Education and Social Services at Townview Magnet Center. Prior to attending
Townview, his passion was to become an engineer and get into the Science and Engineering
school at Townview where he was put on a waiting list. While on the waiting list, he was
accepted into the School of Education and Social Services where he would be taught to be a
teacher. At this point, his life would change forever.
The first week of high school he found out that the school didn’t have any sports but had a band.
He joined the band because of the strong influence of music brought to him by his mother. He
loved the idea of marching band, especially when he saw them perform songs that were on the
radio at that time. The band directors, Mr. Dean Hill and Ms. Carlisa Washington, convinced him
to play trumpet in the beginning band class and to participate in the marching band as a rifle man
so that he could master the marching fundamentals.
The pure excitement of doing these things is what drives Mr. Richardson today. That excitement
and opportunity made him work diligently on his craft. After the first year of high school he
was able to perform as a trumpet player in the marching band. The third year, he was the section
leader of the trumpet section. His senior year, he became the drum major, the highest student
position, in the marching band. Throughout the tenure at Townview, Mr. Richardson was
awarded the opportunity to perform in the All-City Band, All-Region Jazz Band, All-Star Jazz
Band, and went to State Solo and Ensemble three years in a row.
Knowing the life changing experience, Mr. Richardson decided to pursue a degree in music
education at Prairie View A&M University. He was a member of the Marching Storm, brass
ensemble, trumpet ensemble, concert band, and jazz band. He was the section leader of the
trumpet section in the Marching Storm for three years. He also became a member of Kappa
Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity.
Mr. Richardson is excited about working at Jefferson Davis High School because he wants to
provide even better experiences for the students. He has a growth and motivational mindset and
plans on transferring that mindset to the students. He believes you can do whatever you put your