Library Dedicated to Bill Rich

Bill RichThe McFall Elementary School library’s name has been renamed the Bill Rich Library in honor of the retired principal who died when scuba diving in March.

Rich was a graduate of Thornapple Kellogg High School and spent his entire educational career — as both a teacher and a principal — with the school district.

A story about the dedication of the library and Bill Rich’s life can be found on the district’s website.

Linda Odette
Linda Odette is a freelance writer and editor with more than 30 years of experience in journalism. She’s worked primarily as an editor in feature departments at newspapers in West Michigan, including the Grand Rapids Press, the Muskegon Chronicle and the Holland Sentinel. She lives in East Grand Rapids near the Eastown edge, has a teenage son and a daughter in college. Read Linda's full bio


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