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Superintendent, Edward Ray

Edward Ray, Superintendent

Edward (Eddie) Ray is the superintendent at Hackett School District.  Mr. Ray graduated with his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1992 and began his career in education in 1993.  He earned his Master’s degree in educational leadership from Arkansas Tech University in 2004.  In addition, Mr. Ray has earned his Specialist’s degree from Arkansas State University.  Mr. Ray was the elementary school principal at Hackett Elementary School.

Contact Information: 479-638-8822 | (Fax): 479-638-7106 | Email

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Michael Freeman, Hackett High School Principal

Michael Freeman, Hackett High School Principal

Michael Freeman is the high school principal at Hackett High School.  Mr. Freeman graduated with his Bachelor’s degree from Arkansas Tech University in 2001 and began his career in education in 2002.  He earned his Master’s degree in educational leadership from Harding University in 2006.  In addition, he completed his Specialist’s degree from Arkansas State University in 2014.  Mr. Freeman has been the high school principal at Hackett since 2012.

Contact Information: 479-638-7003 | (Fax): 479-638-8210 | Email

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Tura Bailey, Hackett Elementary Principal

Tura Bailey, Hackett Elementary School Principal

Tura Bailey is the elementary school principal at Hackett Elementary School. Mrs. Bailey graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville in 1994 and began her career in education in 1994. She earned her Master’s degree in educational leadership from Arkansas Tech University in 2013. Mrs. Bailey had taught for the Hackett School District for 21 years before becoming the elementary principal in 2016.

Contact Information: 479-638-8606 | (Fax): 479-638-8607 | Email

David Lee, Hartford Elementary & High School Principal

As principal, I would like to welcome you to Hartford Schools.  I grew up in New Mexico and graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors degree in Spanish and coaching.  I also added an additional licensure in English.  I earned my Masters of Administration from Harding University and my licensure for Curriculum Coordinator from the University of Arkansas.  I began my teaching career in New Mexico where I taught for 5 years.  While there I taught Spanish and English and was a high school basketball coach.  We moved to Hartford 26 years ago.  During my time at Hartford I have worked as a Spanish teacher, English teacher, assistant football coach, assistant basketball coach, baseball coach, Dean of Students, assistant principal, Administrator of Curriculum, and principal.

I have been married to Lynn Lee for 31 years.  We have been blessed with 5 children who all attended Hartford from kindergarten through their graduation.  It has also been our privilege to sponsor 2 foreign exchange students at Hartford.  Four of our children have obtained their college degrees and the youngest is currently working on his.  We are also the proud grandparents of 4 beautiful grandchildren.  It has been my privilege to live and work in this community for all these years.   Hartford has been a great place to raise our family and we are grateful for the excellent education our children have received as students of the Hackett School District.

Contact Information: 479-639-2831 | (Fax): 479-639-5012 | Email