Dr. Randy Bridges
Dr. Randy Bridges has served as superintendent of school systems ranging in size from 5,000 to 30,000 students in North and South Carolina and Virginia. As a public-school educator, he was a classroom teacher/coach, middle school assistant principal, middle and high school principal, associate superintendent of human resources and public relations.
Dr. Bridges received his Associate in Arts Degree from Louisburg Junior College, undergraduate and Masters’ Degrees from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and Doctorate of Education from Fayetteville State University. Among his many awards and achievements, Dr. Bridges is a recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award for the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and was named North Carolina Superintendent of the Year by the North Carolina School Boards Association and the North Carolina Association of Educators during his ten years as a superintendent in North Carolina. In 2015, he received The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award, which is the highest civilian recognition presented by the Governor of North Carolina.
Dr. Bridges and his wife Vernetta, former Director of Student Support Services of the Alamance-Burlington School System, are the parents of two adult children: daughter, Dr. Randi Bridges-Raynor, who is the Director of Pharmacy Services for Iredell Health System in Statesville, North Carolina, and son, Garrett Bridges, who is the Director of Basketball Operations for North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Bridges and his wife have three grandchildren, Nova and Grey Bridges and Bryce Thomas Raynor.