Ventarious Richards has been an employee of Shelby County Schools for the past 10 years. He graduated from The LeMoyne-Owen College in 2001 with a B.A. in Business and has been a business owner for 15 years. Along with being a licensed hairstylist for 25 years, Mr. Richards is also a fashion stylist and costume designer. He was the coach of the majorette squads at Longview Middle School and Mitchell High School where he also made the uniforms for the squads. Mr. Richards has been a foster parent for over 20 years and a great asset to the community.