The North Carolina
Association of Teacher Assistants



The North Carolina Association of Teacher Assistants promotes
the important role of teacher assistants in the public schools,
provides professional training opportunities, and works to
improve salaries and employment security.

Members benefit from

* invaluable PEER NETWORKING





* opportunities for RECOGNITION and AWARDS.

NCATA Legislator of the Year

Representative Billy Richardson
District 44 
N.C. House of Representatives 
16 W Jones Street, Room 1021 
Raleigh, NC 27601-1096 

A native of North Carolina, Billy was born in New Bern, NC and attended public schools in Fayetteville, NC. He graduated from Terry Sanford High School in 1973, received his BA from UNC Chapel Hill in 1977, and JD from Campbell University School of Law in 1980. 

Billy knows the value of a good public education, and he was fortunate to attend excellent schools during his youth. 

Billy and his high school sweetheart, Barbara Boughman Richardson, married in 1978. They are the proud parents of son and law partner Matthew, married to Kimberly, daughter Caroline, an occupational therapist married to Brendon McGann, and son Zachary, also an attorney. Billy and Barbara are also delighted to enjoy five grandchildren. 

From his early days as Assistant District Attorney for the 12th Judicial District in Cumberland County to his years of success in private practice, Billy has learned to appreciate the law as a prosecutor, defense attorney, and civil advocate. Billy is a founding partner of The Richardson Firm with seven attorneys serving Cumberland County and beyond. 

From his early days as high school senior class president and student body president at UNC, through his work as a prosecutor, as a member of the NC House of Representatives, and as an attorney in private practice, Billy has maintained a deep and personal association with his community, underscored by his commitment to public education. 

• Former President of the Education Foundation of Cumberland County 

• Former President and current board member of the YMCA of the Sandhills 

• Former Chair of the Chamber of Commerce Government Committee 

• Former President of the Cumberland County Democratic Men’s Club 

Billy's faith is a grounding influence in his life. As with his commitment to his family, Billy remains dedicated to his spiritual community. A member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Billy expresses his faith by serving his family, his church, and his community. 

Billy was elected to the NC House of Representatives in 1992 and served through 1996. He brings the same hands-on spirit to his service to the people of North Carolina as he brings to his personal and professional life. 


2015 - Representative Rick Glazier

2016 - Senator Don Davis

2017 - Senator Mike Woodard

2018 - Representative Billy Richardson

North Carolina Association of Teacher Assistants
PO Box 334
Welcome, NC 27374
Phone Toll Free: 1.800.979.2077
Fax: 1.800.979.2077

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