Faculty & Staff



Dance Department



Private and Group Music




Colin Henley

Violin, Viola



 Liz Kan



Joann Jeffries

Clarinet, Saxophone, Piano

Jim Dufala

Guitar, Ukulele




Visual Arts


Autumn Cadle

Visual Arts

Kenpo Karate



Megan Williams

Music Together, Little Black Box Theatre



Richland Academy is governed by a Board of Directors that supports and embraces the concept of Community Schools in Ohio.

Richland Academy of the Arts Board of Directors 2021-2022

Ed Gutchall, Radio Talk Show Personality, Insurance Broker and owner of a DJ Service

Brian Hamilton (President), Vice President of Hamilton Insurance Service, Inc.

Scott Heimann, Trust Officer, Park National Bank

Jim Henry (Treasurer), WOB Accountants and Advisors

Tim Hilterman, Whitcomb & Hess CPAs and Financial Advisors

Joann Hipsher, Administrator in Traditional & Charter Schools, retired Superintendent/CAO of Foundation Academy in Mansfield

Don Hoover, Former County Judge and Practicing Attorney-at-Law and Partner in Weldon, Huston & Keyser, LLP

Jessica Hiser, Creative Communications Director, Spherion Mid-Ohio

Jason Metzger, Vice President of MG Energy

Kimberly Yeager Miller, Actress, Acting Coach, Producer, Ventriloquist

Pat Olson, Visual Artist and Realtor 

Ashley Pifer, Director of Community Engagement at Mansfield YMCA

Jay Wachs, Vice President Sales at Mix106.1FM WVNO, WMFD-TV



The staff at the Richland Academy shares in your desire for all to have an exceptional experience with the arts. The best way to see if the programs

currently offered at the Academy are a fit for you is to request information.

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