Richard Linus Hartshorn

Title: Principal (Retired)
Company: Wabasha-Kellogg School District
Location: Joliet, Illinois, United States

Richard Linus Hartshorn, Retired Principal at Wabasha-Kellogg School District, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in academic administration.

With decades of experience to his credit, Mr. Hartshorn has been retired since 2001, having most recently excelled as a principal with the Wabasha-Kellogg School District in Minnesota. Serving in the aforementioned position in Lester Prarie and Wabasha, Minnesota between 1990 and 2001, he was previously active as a teacher of English, public speaking and language arts for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at Fairmont Public School in Minnesota from 1969 to 1990. Moreover, he has taught at the college level at Minnesota State University, Mankato. In addition to his stellar work in academia, Mr. Hartshorn has found much success as a professional singer for more than 60 years.

Initially earning a bachelor’s degree in 1969, Mr. Hartshorn eventually obtained a master’s degree in English from the University of Nebraska in 1990 as well as a certification in elementary administration at the University of Minnesota. Beyond his primary responsibilities in the field, he dedicates his time to volunteering food service within his local unhoused population. Recognized by the Education Commission of the States as a National Teacher Educator, he proudly recalls winning a writing competition that enabled his selection as the only classroom teacher in Minnesota to attend the 1986 National Teachers’ Forum. Looking toward the future, Mr. Hartshorn hopes to continue teaching young people at his church in the coming years.

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