Aug 29, 2019
Like many Twin Cities suburbs, Richfield’s population exploded in the decades following World War II. The “Urban Hometown” went from a population of less than four thousand to an emerging city of almost 20,000 in less than a decade. This population increase meant more houses, businesses and, of course, schools. The majority of the city’s current schools were built in the 1950s and 1960s. These learning spaces were great for students interested in going to sock hops and listening to Minnesota Vikings games on the radio, but the spaces have proved challenging for students that want to learn in a 21st Century learning environment. To make sure the city’s education spaces are serving its students to the fullest, the Richfield Public School system is undertaking a major renovation project.
For the thirty-fifth episode of the That’s Rich(field) podcast we sit down with former Richfield High School assistant principal and current construction project coordinator Teresa Rosen to discuss how the city schools will be transformed through the renovation efforts.