Video by Noel Calubaquib, Interview by Yelena Scheidler

The school year started off with a hit when The Teachers Fest hosted a back to school celebration at the University of the Potomac, led by Dr. Soyini Richards, the Founder of Teachers Fest.  The event celebrated, uplifted, recognized, and honored  educators, from students pursuing education careers to retired educators. 

On September 24, 2022, Dr. Richards and her dedicated team will host An Evening of Elegance at the Sunset Room at National Harbor overlooking the Potomac RiverThis will be a night to remember – the 1st Annual Teachers’ Ball and Fashion Show dedicated to celebrating educators in style, beauty, and kindness.

Dr. Soyini Richards and her biggest supporter, daughter Gabrielle Holmes.
Celebrity stylist Ron Cooke is An Evening of Elegance fashion show producer and director.
 Derrick Rutledge, the legendary celebirty makeup artist, educator, and entrepreneur, recognizes the value of educators and is a big supporter of Teachers Fest.

Founded by Dr. Soyini Richards, a third-generation  educator, professor, black-owned business owner and business psychologist, Teachers  Festival, LLC was established to unite communities to support educators in this increasingly difficult time. The mission  of Teachers Fest is to engage communities, small and large businesses and other stakeholders with one common goal: to celebrate and recognize educators.

Reverend Ambassador George E. Holmes spoke at the celebratory evening, reiterating the importance of strong educators.  George E. Holmes is a two-time recipient of the President of the United States’ President’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Soyini Richards poses for photos next to celebrity physician Dr. Mobi, Dash Talents’ PR Yelena Scheidler, and fitness training entrepreneur Ron West.