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    Welcome to Richard Yoakley School, home of the Navigators.  Our goal is to provide high level instruction and model community values through a unique alternative support program.

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Community Partners

  • We want to thank all of the businesses in and around our community who partner with Richard Yoakley School and help our students in so many ways!

    community partners

    Alice Bell Baptist Church
    Berean Bible Church
    Berean Christian School
    Dickey's Barbecue Pit
    First Watch Daytime Cafe
    Harvest Christian Fellowship
    Metro Drug Coalition
    OneLife Church
    Sullivan's Fine Food

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RYS Spotlight

  • Welcome to the RYS Spotlight, where we put the spotlight on two different Richard Yoakley staff members every week! This week we would like to introduce you all to some RYS veterans...Ann Hatmaker and George Elder!

  • George Elder
    George Elder (a.k.a. Mr. P)
    Educational Assistant
    17 years at RYS
    Why Education? It had limited math requirement for graduation. To represent Mechanicville as a KC graduate.
    Hobbies? Traveling Fishing Swimming

    Ann Hatmaker
    Ann Hatmaker
    Special Ed. Coordinator
    20 years at RYS
    Why Education?
     I love working with kids. It is a very rewarding profession.
    Hobbies? I love to travel, especially the beach. I swim, attend sporting events, read and spend time with family and friends.