Dr. Randy Russell currently serves as the Freeman, WA School District Superintendent. Dr. Russell is a visionary and results-producing Education Leader with a career-long passion for serving others by focusing on relationships, leadership, and partnerships for educational excellence. His positive, outgoing personality enables him to interact, communicate, build relationships, and work successfully with a diverse range of students, staff, adults and agencies.
During his eleven years in Freeman, the Freeman School District has achieved a high school graduation rate exceeding 95%; developed a collaborative professional development system grades P-12; successfully completed a $35 million construction project including the renovation of Freeman High School and Elementary schools, a new K-8 multi-purpose room, a new Palouse Regional Transportation Cooperative, a remodeled Freeman Middle School, the painting of all exterior buildings, and complete renovation of all athletic facilities; passed levies, capital project levies and technology levies; and developed a broad school and community engagement processes to create, implemented and completed the Freeman 2020 Strategic Plan.
He is currently on the AASA Governing Board Executive Committee, the Banner Furnace and Fuel Board of Directors, the North Palouse Chamber Board, and is a past member of the WASA Board of Directors. In addition to serving as the WASA President, Randy has also served as the WASA Superintendent’s Component Chairperson, the NorthEast Washington School Administrator’s President and as the Spokane, WA County Superintendent’s President.