Personality of the week is a weekly program created by our team to highlight the leadership and contributions of individual that are making a positive impact in our community. This week POTW is H.E Richmond Mohamed Konneh from Monrovia, Liberia. He was born unto the blessed union Mr. & Mrs. Konneh in Scalepa, Nimba County. After 20 years of teaching within the Philadelphia School District, Richmond Mohamed Konneh resigned his position and returned to Liberia to contribute his quota to the educational development of his country of nativity.
He has just been appointed as the Director of Special and Inclusive Education at the Ministry of Education, Republic of Liberia. Richmond, as he’s affectionately called by many, has been a lifelong teacher since the early 1980s and has a Master Degree in Special Education from Cheney University in Pennsylvania.
Upon his graduation from Sanniquellie Central High School in 1980, he took his first teaching job at the Muslim Union School in his home town of Saclepea, Nimba County. Ever since then his passion for education and teaching has grown. It is that passion that caused him to resign his position with the Philadelphia School District and took early retirement to return to Liberia.
He is very content with life back home and excited about contributing to the education development of Liberia. Not only has he been a lifelong teacher, Richmond Konneh has been contributing member of various Liberian community organizations in the US. He was the first president of the Federation of Liberian Mandingo Associations Felmausa Federation in the US. He is the chairman for Felmausa Education scholarship in Liberia.
Prior to his departure, he was the member of UNICCO (United Nimba Citizen Council) election commission. With his passion for and commitment to education. Liberia is very proud of him as its prodigal son. Ladies and gentlemen, please congratulate H.E. Richmond Mohamed Konneh for his tremendous community service and for been recognize as POTW.