Randy Fuller is the Superintendent of Education for Shelby County Schools.
Fuller obtained his undergraduate degree in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama and post-graduate education degrees from the University of Montevallo, where he received the Outstanding Graduate Student in Administration award.
Fuller had been a teacher, coach, and administrative assistant when he took his first administrative position as assistant principal at Gardendale High School. He then became principal of Oak Grove High School and, in 1993, principal of McAdory High School.
Fuller came to the Shelby County school district in 1998 when he was hired as principal of Oak Mountain High School, where he oversaw construction of the new school, which opened in 1999. After serving there for eight years, he was elected superintendent of the district on July 18, 2006 and took office on November 1. He ran for re-election unopposed in both the 2010 and 2014 general elections.
During Fuller's tenure, he developed a four-part plan to continue the school system's success. The plan worked, as Shelby County was one of 16 Alabama school districts to receive an "A" on Phase I of the Alabama State Department of Education’s "A-F" report card. Shelby County was both the largest and only county district to earn an "A".
Fuller has been recognized with several awards, including the University of Montevallo Kermit A. Johnson Outstanding Superintendent Award, the Alabama School Communicators Association's Superintendent of the Year Award, the Marbury Technology Innovation Award for Central Office Leaders at the 2011 Alabama Educational Technology Conference, and the Lifetime Commitment to Education Award from the University of Montevallo. He is also a graduate and active alumnus of Leadership Shelby County and served on the advisory board for the Greater Alabama Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
In January 2018, Fuller announced he would retire at the end of his term that December.
- Superintendent's Office. (December 19, 2017). Shelby County Schools.
- Brooks, Graham. (January 19, 2018). "Randy Fuller retiring as superintendent of Shelby County Schools." Shelby County Reporter.