Milton Hershey School Everyday Hero: Richard Little
MHS Everyday Hero: A campaign acknowledging employees at MHS who are often found behind the scenes and show up every day to make a difference in the lives of our students.
Richard Little, MHS Behavioral Support Specialist
“Rich embodies the Sacred Value of Commitment to Mission in his work as a Behavioral Support Specialist at the Health Center. He is consistently willing to do what is necessary to meet the needs of our students. Our students trust Rich to help them navigate the stressors and difficulties that they may be facing in their lives.” —Dr. Weiler-Timmins, MHS Director of Psychological Services and Training.
1. What brought you to MHS?
I attended MHS for three years when I was younger. After high school, I graduated from college with a degree in business but found out that working in corporate America did not bring me job satisfaction. I found out that my passion is working with at-risk youth. Because of my history with the school and knowing what it can provide, I decided MHS would be a great place to work. I started working here in 2008 and have been here ever since.
2. How has COVID-19 impacted your role here?
The COVID-19 pandemic has created many changes within the school. My role as a Behavioral Support Specialist is to provide students with skills they can use to help navigate these challenging times.
3. How have you and your department stepped up this year to help MHS as a whole?
To keep the MHS community healthy and safe, adjustments needed to be made. The Behavioral Support Team from all three scholastic divisions adjusted their work and personal schedules to support our students.
4. What is your favorite aspect of the MHS community?
My favorite aspect of the MHS community is the staff. They are dedicated to our students’ overall safety and well-being and no matter their role, they engage with students to better their lives.
5. How are you keeping your future in focus this school year?
I’m keeping my future in focus through self-care. If you don’t take care of yourself, you are no good to anyone else.
Are you an Everyday Hero? Do you know someone who is deserving of this title? Email us their name and title at Milton Hershey School