John M. Richford, adjunct instructor

John M. Richford, adjunct instructor

John M. Richford or | 1121 McCormick Center | (570) 497-1474 cell

Born in Trenton, N.J., on Sept. 11, 1945, John "Jack" Richford attended undergraduate studies in Catholic Seminary from 1959-66 in New Jersey and Baltimore, Maryland. Drafted into U.S. Navy in 1967, he trained as hospital corpsman, duty stations Naples, Italy, Gulfport, MS and Republic of South Vietnam (two years).

Following his military discharge, richford completed undergraduate education at Belmont Abbey, Belmont, N.C. After teaching at Peninsula Catholic High School, Newport News, Va., he attended College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.

Richford graduated in 1975 in school counseling. He worked as a school counselor in the Greater Richmond, Va., area for 25 years. He attained certification as a National Board Certified Educator/School Counselor (NBPTS) in 2005 and retired in June 2009. Richford returned to Shamokin, his mother’s birthplace, to assist her with life skills. He has a son, Christopher J. Richford, 31, who resides outside of Philadelphia. Richford's hobbies include Aikido (2Dan) and travel.


  • A.A. (Liberal Arts) St. Charles College
  • B.A. (Philosophy and Education) Belmont Abbey College
  • M.Ed. (Guidance and Counseling) College of William and Mary
  • National Board Certified School Counselor ( NBCT, 2005)
  • School Counselor Certification ( VA Elem-Middle-HS )/ (PA Elem-Secondary)

Courses Taught

Practicum Orientation I, Practicum Supervision and Elementary Education Counseling