Superintendent Randy Lords

Randy Lords, Madison Superintendent
Randy Lords


Randy B. Lords

Superintendent of Madison School District 321

Madison School District, Rexburg, Id


At a recent school board meeting, the Madison Board of Trustees named a new Superintendent for Madison School District 321. The school board unanimously voted for the hire of Assistant Superintendent Randy Lords.


“We were really happy that Randy was interested in this position and grateful he has stayed with us and not taken the many offers he has received through the years,” Kevin Howell Board Chair comments. “He is an integral part of our district and has been a big contributor to where Madison is today.”


Howell explains the discussions amongst the board as they received the notice of Superintendent Thomas’ retirement. “Randy was the first person we all thought of. We see him as the best fit for this district,” Howell explains.  “We feel lucky to have the best candidate in house, which will make for a smooth transition as well as minimize the steep learning curve that would have been inevitable for an external hire.”


Lords worked alongside Superintendent Thomas for five years as his assistant. He has worked in various positions within the Madison School District for the last 19 years and started working in Education 25 years ago.


“I am excited and honored at this opportunity to lead the most amazing faculty and staff in the State of Idaho. I look forward to assisting them as we continue to provide a world of opportunities for our incredible student body,” Lords commented.  “Madison School District has a long-standing tradition of excellence and I want to continue that by keeping our focus on student success, parent involvement, supporting staff, faculty and our connection to this great community.”


Lords has lived in the Rexburg community for 17 years with his wife of 30 years, Kristi Lords. Here they have raised five children, (three Madison graduates, two currently enrolled) and are enjoying the role of grandparents to five, (almost six) grandbabies.


Assistant Superintendent Randy Lords will transition into this new position on August 1 as Madison gears up for the 2021-2022 school year. 


Contact Information:

Phone Number: 208-359-3300










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