Mo Show Live with Horizon Elementary Principal Rodney Richardson

Rodney Richardson and Morris Lilienthal

The next episode of the Mo Show Live will air Wednesday, June 27th at 3:00 PM central and will feature Rodney Richardson, Principal of Horizon Elementary in the Madison City School System. Morris and Rodney will be discussing the state of elementary education, standardized testing, the need for male role models in elementary education, and more.

Rodney is passionate about education and educating young students in particular. Rodney is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and was drawn to Huntsville on a basketball scholarship at Alabama A&M University where he played from 1992 to 1996 under Coach Vann Pettaway. Rodney earned his Bachelors in Elementary Education and Masters in Education Administration while at Alabama A&M University. Rodney also earned an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in curriculum and instruction from Middle Tennessee State University.

Rodney has over fourteen years of experience with the Madison City School System. Prior to his time as Principal at Horizon, Rodney served as Assistant Principal at Liberty Middle School for five years. Before joining school administration, Rodney taught 5th grade math at Liberty Middle School and 4th grade math at Heritage Elementary. He encourages his faculty to continue their own commitment to professional development and lifelong learning.

The Madison City School System serves students in the Cities of Madison and Triana and was established in 1998 after separating from the Madison County School System. Horizon Elementary is one of seven elementary schools of the System and has a current enrollment of 646 students. With summer break in full swing, Rodney likes to remind his students to accomplish the following: be proactive; begin with the end in mind; put first things first; think win-win; seek first to understand and then to be understood; synergize; and sharpen the saw.

To watch this episode of the Mow Show Live with Horizon Elementary Principal Rodney Richardson, tune in to Facebook Live or watch anytime at www.TheMoShow.Live. Additional episodes of the Mo Show Live are available on the YouTube Channel. The Mo Show welcomes your engagement through comments and messages. To submit a question for Rodney, email Morris at