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Stories that Empower

Oct 2, 2017

Richard's story takes us through how he, despite the various setbacks, was able to adapt to change through determination and dedication.

Richard Bellman has 27 years of teaching experience. He began his teaching career in 1989, teaching ESL to adults. He has taught a variety of classes including High School English and Literature; Computer Basics; GED; and Vocational Training such as the California Guard Card Program; Food Safety Certification and Pesticide Applicator Training.

Academic Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts: English and Creative Writing  1989 (Concordia University)
  • Diploma in Education 1991 (McGill University)
  • Master of Arts: Negotiation and Conflict Management 2001 (California State University Dominguez Hills)
  • Administrative Services Credential 2005 (California State University Dominguez Hills)

Richard is a dedicated long distance runner who, since the age of sixteen, has completed 41 full marathons (26.2 miles); 65 half marathons (13.1 miles) and over 100 5k (3.1 miles); 10k (6.2 miles); 15k (9.3 miles) and 30k (18.6miles) runs as well as several biathlons, Olympic triathlons and 1/2 Ironman triathlons.

Richard lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.