Former New Rochelle High School Principal Embarks on Real Estate Career

Written By: Robert Cox

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — If you are looking for a 3-bedroom double duplex in Bed Stuy close to the Bushwick border just a hop, skip and a jump from the J train, Reggie Richardson has the place for you. The listing at 908 Lafayette Avenue has an open house this Sunday starting at 1 p.m.

The former New Rochelle High School Principal and the 2017 ESSAA Region 2 Administrator of the Year is out of the education business, working the Brooklyn real estate scene.

Richardson is a licensed real estate broker working with Mtkalla Keaton, a successful Brooklyn-based broker with an online home at compass.com.

Compass is an American real estate technology company. Founded in 2012, the company is headquartered in New York City. The company provides software to real estate agents. Compass has a current valuation of 4 billion dollars.

The website describes a Richardson as “a native New Yorker who is passionate about his hometown and loves to help people discover everything that this vibrant city has to offer.”

“Prior to joining the mTkalla team at Compass, Reggie, a Harvard and Howard University alum, enjoyed a successful career as a teacher and administrator in public schools, where he has received numerous awards and accolades. He also served as the co-chair of the first My Brother’s Keeper Initiative in Westchester county. My Brother’s Keeper was a challenge to communities across the country launched by President Barack Obama to improve life outcomes for young men of color.”

“A graduate of Brooklyn Tech High School, Reggie earned a B.A. in political science from Hunter College CUNY, an Ed.M. from Harvard University, an MSEd in Education Administration from Baruch College CUNY and a J.D. from the Howard University School of Law.”

Richardson resigned as New Rochelle High School Principal in July, 2018 in the wake of multiple controversies including a rash of student-on-student violence that left one student dead and one seriously injured and a grade-fixing “credit recovery” scandal that may have artificially inflated graduation rates at the school. A report by outside investigators is expected to be made public next week by the New Rochelle Board of Education.