Richey enjoys retirement
Wyman Richey may have retired from Frenship ISD, but he carried Tiger Pride with him.
“It’s a great school district. I open up the paper every morning and see what Frenship did,” he said.
Richey worked for 34 years in different capacities for the school district.
He never intended to stay that long.
“I left Lubbock and went out there (Frenship) to stay for three years and was going to use it as a stepping stone to go on to something else and I just found what I was looking for and enjoyed it so much I just stayed,” he said.
He started out at Frenship as a counselor.
“I was the first counselor they had. They had supervisors up until then and I don’t know why they switched, but we had four campuses and I was the only counselor,” he said.
Richey moved on to be the junior high school principal. Five years later he became the assistant superintendent and worked for superintendents Weldon Bennett and Paul Witten.
“I couldn’t have asked for two better men to work for, and luckily we had some outstanding school boards,” he said.
Richey spent the last four years of his time in Frenship working part time in the textbook and testing program.
His wife, Mahota, works as a counselor at North Ridge Elementary, which has kept Richey in touch with Frenship.
“I’m around that faculty quite a little bit. I don’t go to as many sporting events as I used to, but I still follow them.
“This year I have a granddaughter at Lubbock Christian who played against some of the Frenship teams and I was out there,” he said.