Staff Member: Richard Duncan
Retiring after 24 years of service as a Lieutenant Colonel in the most powerful Air Force in the world, Mr. Richard Duncan began teaching at St. Michael’s in 2001-02. He has been teaching Middle School social studies and religion ever since. His goals as a teacher are: teach history in a way that brings it alive to his students; teach religion by going back to the basics of the Old Testament, New Testament, and strongly emphasizing Roman Catholic Dogmas and Doctrines so students will not only understand their Catholic faith, but spread the Good News in a confident but humbly manner. Mr. Duncan coached Cadet “A” CYO basketball at St. Michael’s for 8 seasons where in his final year his team captured the division and city championships. He expected and waited for several coaching offers from several major universities but surprisingly they never came. His disappointment was happily overshadowed by the opportunity to continue teaching the wonderful Godly students at St. Michael Catholic School. Mr. Duncan is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts degree; University of North Dakota with Masters in Business Administration degree; the Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College and Air War College; National Defense University Armed Forces Staff College; and the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) College. He has one hobby: golf, golf, and more golf. His aspirations are to win the Masters at Augusta as the Hoosier “Cinderella Story” and then excel on the Senior Professional Tour at the young age of 59.