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Mrs. Tanya Richardson

I am so excited to be an official Hutto Hippo!  I grew up in Spring Lake, Michigan and developed my love of science, especially biology, from some of my amazing teachers at Spring Lake High School who are still there today.  I was accepted to Hillsdale College as a scholorshipped runner and worked towards my biology degree; graduating in 2003.  Directly after graduation I was honored to work for National Marine Fisheries in Honolulu, Hawaii as a marine biologist.  Although I loved working in the field, I couldn't escape the long line of educators in my family that came before me and pursued my Masters in Education from Chaminade University of Honolulu.  This will be my 13th year in education and I look forward to sharing the wonderful world of science with you as we grow together!  After meeting my husband in Kailua and teaching in Hawaii for a couple of years, we moved to Austin and have been enjoying living in Central Texas since 2007.  We have 3 children and an energetic border collie.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, doing Camp Gladiator, attending my church and sneaking in a movie when I can.  

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