Richard Weisenfeld retired after a nearly 40-year career in education that began as a special education teacher in New York and concluded as a superintendent of schools in northern New Jersey. In between, Richard was an assistant professor of special education at Boston College, specializing in children with low incidence handicaps, a public-school special services director in Connecticut, and an elementary school principal in two districts in New Jersey. A longtime advocate for children, soon after moving to downtown Sarasota with his wife Judy in 2018, Richard became a Guardian ad Litem in Sarasota County and began to appreciate how the programs offered by the Children’s Guardian Fund had a significant, positive impact on the lives of children, who through no fault of their own, were caught up in the foster care system.

In addition to his work as a volunteer, you will usually find Richard either on the golf course or with camera-in-hand searching for the next subject (or object) that catches his attention.