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New Fairfield, Wortham School Superintendents

Two out of the four school districts in Freestone County will welcome new Superintendents for the 2014-2015 school year. Fairfield ISD and Wortham ISD have concluded their searches for the right person to head the school districts.

The Fairfield ISD has named Rick Edwards to the superintendent position. He comes to Fairfield from Kennedale ISD where he was Associate Superintendent. Edwards stated that he was raised in a small town and he loves the small town feel. He officially began his position with Fairfield ISD on July 7th and said that it is like coming home. Everyone is so friendly.

Mr. Edwards is a graduate from Appalachian State University, Class of 1987, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Math and Education. He first taught in the rural North Carolina Mountains. He has held positions such as business finance, human resources, technology, community relations, political oversight and has taught math, chemistry, drafting and computer science.

Edwards received his Masters degree in Educational Leadership at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee and served as assistant principal in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

He is blessed with his wife, Melinda and two daughters, Mallory and Jennifer. Melinda works out of the couple?s home and daughter Mallory is studying to be an educator also, at Wichita Falls. Daughter Jennifer works in the corporate offices at J.C. Penney.

After much deliberation Wortham ISD has named David Allen to be their Superintendent. Mr. Allen comes to Wortham ISD from Big Sandy where he was the Elementary Assistant Principal and Director of Instructional Technology. Mr. Allen has taught in many capacities over his 25 years being an educator. He has been a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and superintendent in other school districts.

Mr. Allen and his wife Dee Ann have five children and three of them are teachers. Before going into the teaching field Mr. Allen worked at Lone Star Steel Company for ten years.

Freestone County welcomes these fine educators to our area and hope they have a long and happy time here.

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