Education Notebook - April 28, 2013

Beth Barronton Richards of St. Augustine, Fla., formerly of Albany, recently graduated from Ashford University magna cum laude with a degree in early childhood development.

Richards also is working toward her master’s degree in finance. She is married to Gary Richards. They have three children, Ashley, Austin and Autumn. She is the granddaughter of Geraldine Barronton of Albany and the daughter of Jane Blair of Albany and the late David Barronton.

Richards also is executive director of the Episcopal Early Learning Academy in St. Augustine.