Randy earned his associate degree at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, his bachelor’s degree at The University of Tulsa, a master’s degree in counseling at Northeastern State University, and was certified in school psychology and psychometry at Oklahoma State University. He earned his Ph.D. at OSU in a combined program focusing on school and clinical psychology. His dissertation was on managing aggressive children in the classroom. Randy is certified as a teacher, counselor, principal, psychometrist, school psychologist and superintendent.
As a mental health expert and foremost authority on classroom management and discipline, Randy has worked in 155 school districts and 135 head start centers across Oklahoma. Before earning his Ph.D., he coached basketball and taught biology, chemistry, accounting, anatomy and physiology in Morris. He was a psychometrist and assisted the special education director in Bixby Public Schools. He worked as a psychologist in Jenks Public Schools. Dr. Randleman helped develop an alternative education program that received national awards. Randy may be a doctor, but he came from very humble beginnings. He can communicate in ways sorely needed in the Legislature today.
Randy doesn’t meet a stranger. His friends are farmers, lawyers, teachers, and mothers and fathers of some of Oklahoma’s most troubled youth. Randy grew up in Wilson, north of Henryetta, with two brothers and a sister. His father was the disciplinarian and his late mother was the prayer warrior. Randy’s wife, Jennifer, a school psychologist, said Randy never is idle. In his “free” time, he’s straightening the garage, working on the all-terrain vehicle, moving dirt on a bulldozer, or teaching dance lessons. Outdoor activities are very much a part of the Randleman lifestyle, from wakeboarding to jet skis, from golf to hunting. Once a year all of the Randlemans, including Randy’s brothers and sister, five children, three grandchildren and many others gather for a reunion on Eufaula Lake. Randy and Jennifer also love to travel. They attend Community Culture Church where their son is pastor.