I am extremely proud to be a member of the Richland Bear family and I am excited for the 2019-2020 School Year. The faculty and staff of Richland R-IV have been hard at work to prepare for your arrival and everyone is ready to have an incredible year. I have already met many talented and dedicated individuals who have chosen to make education their calling.

I challenge all of our students to apply themselves and reach their goals for this school year, the rest of their educational years, and as they venture off into the world. You have an excellent staff that are prepared to challenge you to reach your highest potential.

I want to welcome anyone who has questions about our district to contact me. I look forward to working with everyone to educate the youth of our school community. Here’s to a great 2019-2020!


Brian Lee,

Richland R-IV

Superintendent of Schools

Experience: 13 years as a Social Studies and Physical Education instructor and coach in Kansas and Missouri.

Administration: 2 years as a Middle School/High School Principal in Rockport, Missouri and 7 years as Diamond, Missouri High School Principal. Superintendent of the Scott City, Missouri School District for 4 years.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Social Studies, University of Kansas.

Master's in Educational Administration and Educational Specialist degrees from William Woods University in Fulton, MO.