Louisa Gardiner Richards

1905 - 1992

Louisa Gardiner Richards began her teaching career at The Berkeley Institute, and also taught at Excelsior Secondary School and Central School before becoming headmistress at Southampton Glebe.

In 1949, she was appointed headmistress of Sandys Secondary School. From 1963 to 1970, she was headmistress of Boaz Island Primary School. 

She inspired teachers and students because of her enthusiasm, dedication, and commitment. She was a girls’ netball coach and boys’ football coach, and led her teams to championships.

She served on the Sandys Parish Council, Bermuda Girl Guide Association and the LCCA.  In 1971, she was awarded the Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honour.