1030 Main St., Manson, IA | Central Office 712-469-2202 | Jr/Sr High 712-469-2245 | Elementary 515-542-3211 | Consortium School 515-576-6967

Mike Richman

High School Instructional Coach

I am currently the High School Instructional Coach and Civic Leadership teacher.


I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Education from Valley City State University in Valley City, North Dakota with a major in Social Science Education and a minor in Physical Education and Coaching.

I earned my certification in Special Education from Morningside College.


I grew up in Buffalo, North Dakota. After college, I moved to Iowa and began teaching in the fall of 2001 at East Union School in Afton, Iowa. While in Afton, I taught Special Education and World History, and was the Head Baseball Coach and the Athletic Director.

In the fall of 2003, I accepted a position with the Manson Northwest Webster (MNW) school district as a Special Education Teacher (2003-2016) and Head Baseball Coach (2003-2016). In 2016, I began working as an Instructional Coach for the school district. In this role, I have the opportunity to learn and work with staff on how to best support our students with different instructional methods and techniques.

My wife Andrea and I live in Manson with our daughters Abby and Alyssa. I am also an assistant varsity baseball coach. I bring high energy because I'm passionate about helping kids learn through both academics and extra-curricular activities. Starting in the 2021-2022 school year, our girls are both in high school at MNW so I'm excited to see them through their high school journey. Go Cougars!