The Richmond R-XVI School District is excited to announce Dr. Aerin O'Dell as the Interim Richmond Middle School Principal. Aerin O’Dell and her husband have lived in the Ray County area their entire life. They have a married daughter in Columbia, a daughter at MU, and a daughter in high school. In her 25 years in education, Dr. O’Dell taught 3rd grade, middle school science, and high school Spanish. She was a counselor and principal before serving as superintendent in Orrick for 6 years and assistant superintendent in Excelsior Springs for 3 years. Since retiring from education, Dr. O’Dell has been managing operations for a small nonprofit organization in Kansas City. She is looking forward to being back among students and working with the great teachers and staff of Richmond Middle School.