Dr. Richard Abernathy is an Arkansas education consultant for Coryell Roofing and Construction, Inc. (Coryell Roofing). Richard graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a Doctorate in Educational Administration. Before joining the Coryell Roofing team, Richard worked in the Arkansas education field as high school principal and coach, assistant superintendent, superintendent, and Executive Director of the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators. Among some of his many administrative accomplishments are his leading the district and community to design and construct the state’s first two Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified school buildings and his forming partnerships with local organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of Bryant and the American Legion Baseball program to provide additional opportunities for the community’s youth.
Richard joined the Coryell Roofing team because he feels the company shares the same goals that have driven his career–to help school districts and kids. He wants to help school districts obtain the free analysis of their roofs offered by Coryell Roofing so they can plan and budget for the future and prevent problems such as leaking roofs that lead to health problems for students and staff. Richard’s work ethics are to treat people with respect and to not let anyone outwork him. In his spare time, Richard feels blessed to be able to spend time with his wife-of-thirty-seven years, Paula, their two adult children and their spouses, and their two granddaughters, often at Lake Ouachita. Richard also enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and playing golf.