071: Trust built through fires with Randy Williams

Randy Harris is the Superintendent of Huntington County Community School Corporation in Huntington, Indiana. Prior to being this, he was the Superintendent of Eastern Hancock Schools for 6 ½ years.

Randy started a traditional educational career by teaching and coaching for 5 years before moving into secondary administration where he stayed for 9 years. Then his career took a turn and he spent 14 years in private business. For 8 years he traveled the country in sales, marketing and training with school technology while working for Dukane Corporation headquartered in St. Charles, IL. He then joined a small business of selling school furniture in Indiana. Finally, in 2009 Randy returned to school administration.

Randy’s educational background includes a B.A. in social studies and secondary education from Oral Roberts University, M.S. in secondary administration from Butler University, and an Ed.S. Degree in school administration and curriculum and instruction from Indiana University.
Randy Harris Show Highlights
  • Be a lifelong learner
  • What he learned about leadership interviewing some superstars in his community
  • Steps to effective delegation
  • 3 ingredients to building trust
  • What new skills he needed as a superintendent
  • Why he left sales to return to school leadership
  • Guard against making decisions too quickly
  • They are talking to the chair
  • Find a mentor
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