Former Van-Far Superintendent Kevin Freeman was officially named last week as the next superintendent of Mexico Public Schools, taking over for departing Superintendent Tina Woolsey. Woolsey officially announced her resignation in November 2011.
Freeman will take over at Mexico on July 1. He has served in his current role as assistant superintendent since leaving Van-Far in 2007. Before his three years at Van-Far, Freeman was the principal at Mexico High School for one year.
According to an article printed in The Vandalia Leader in 2004 after Freeman was hired at Van-Far, Freeman is a native of Willard, Mo. and a Willard graduate.
His bachelor’s degree in biology was earned at Central Methodist College while he earned a master’s degree in Education Administration and Leadership from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau.
Previously, he was a football coach and upper-level science teacher at Portageville.
He was also a teacher and coach in both the Lebanon and Willard school districts.
Later he was a football coach at CMC and a principal at Bourbon High School.