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USD 482 District Office
Dr. Randy Freeman, Superintendent/PreK-6 Principal
710 East Lincoln
Dighton, Kansas 67839
Phone: 620-397-2835
Fax: 620-397-5932
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Welcome Back!!

Hi, my name is Randy Freeman and I'm the new Superintendent of Schools/Elementary Principal. I'm so anxious to get to meet all of you as we get the school year started. In the next few paragraphs, I will share a bit about myself, my family, and what we have to look forward to as the school year begins.

First a bit about me. I am beginning my thirty-eighth year in the education profession. I was a teacher/coach for six years, building principal for eight years, special education director for two years, and I am beginning my twenty-second year as a superintendent of schools. Enough about me, I would like to now talk about the more important information, my family. I have been married for thirty-three years to Tricia Freeman, she is DEFINATELY the better half. We have two children and a daughter-in-law, our son Shamus and his wife Emily live in the Cedar Rapids, IA area and our daughter Mackenzie is a junior student athlete at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. Tricia and I are so excited because we are expecting our first grandchild in January and we can't wait.

While I have been a district leader in various sized school districts, I have come to believe that bigger does not mean better. My vision for our school district is that we become the SHINING STAR in SW Kansas and we have people wanting to move to our school district because of the quality education we are providing our students in Dighton Public Schools. I can assure you that my vision just doesn't happen because I want it to, but it takes all of us, faculty, staff, students, parents, and the community to make this possible. I love to use the acronym TEAM, which stands for Together Everyone Accomplishes More. I truly believe in the team concept and I'm anxious to be a part of a highly functional team.

When we begin school very soon, we will have some new and improved facilities. One of the reasons I took this position was because of the community support that was deomnstrated by passing the bond issue for facilities upgrades. I truly believe that nice facilities make our learning environment better for our students, faculty, and staff and can have a positive impact on a quality education. To that end, I want to thank the community for their vision, Mr. Bill Morgan and Mr. Craig Doris for their tireless efforts to get the job completed on time, Hutton Construction and Mr Wayne McGrane for his leadership as site superintendent, and our Board of Education for their commitment to the students of Dighton Public Schools. I believe folks will be very impressed with the changes that have occurred during this process.

In closing, I want everyone to know that they have an open invitation to visit with me at any time about anything. I want to be very approachable and be a good listener because I certainly don't have all the answers. Thank you for allowing me to a part of such a great school community.


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