Edward Ray, Superintendent
My name is Edward Ray, but people that know me call me Eddie Ray. I grew up in the community of Hackett and graduated from Hackett High School in 1982. A short service on Active Duty in the Army, a five year stint at Whirlpool, and an educational career that took me from Hackett, to Morrilton, to Mansfield, and back to Hackett has brought me to the point I am today. I love our communities and surrounding areas, our schools, and I am proud to be called the “Superintendent” for our district.
I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1992 and began my career in education in 1993. I earned my Master’s degree in educational leadership from Arkansas Tech University in 2004 and my Specialist’s degree from Arkansas State University in 2016. My wife and I are third generation graduates, and our sons are fourth generation graduates of Hackett School District.
Hackett School District is a wonderful place for students to attain the education necessary for college and career. Our students enjoy the benefits of participating in a variety of clubs, organizations, teams, and activities. We might have a student show an animal at the Fair on Tuesday, play in a game on Friday, march in the band at halftime, attend a chess competition on Saturday morning, and this would be normal. We believe in providing as many opportunities as possible for our students while striving to provide the best academics possible that prepare students for whatever career or educational path they choose.
As superintendent, I am proud of our past, I am working hard for our present, and I am excited about the future we can achieve at the schools in Hackett School District.