Mr. Paul Ranstead

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Mr. Paul Ranstead

Mr. Ranstead grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and attended Illinois State University.  He taught Literature, Language Arts & Math for 9 years in St. Joseph while coaching Track & Field for 8 years. In addition, he coached Football and Basketball at Centennial High School for 10 years.  He has been in Administration for ten years.  He started as an Assistant Principal in Decatur at Thomas Jefferson MS before serving as Dean of Students and Assistant Principal at Centennial HS.  He served as an Associate Principal and Interim Principal at Jefferson MS, an Assistant Principal at Edison in Champaign before coming back to Decatur as Principal of MacArthur High School and Assistant Principal of Dennis.  He has two smart and beautiful daughters, Maclaren (16) and Ainsley (14) and in my spare time I enjoy running, drawing and watching my kids play softball and volleyball.