Dr. Russ

Jonathan Russ, Ed.D.

I am truly honored and excited to be superintendent of Botetourt County Public Schools, and I look forward to our future together! 

I have been blessed with a beautiful family. I am married to my best friend, Brenda, who is also a public educator. She currently serves as a high school assistant principal and will be completing her Doctor of Education very soon. I have four beautiful children: Haley, Kensley, Brody, and Sofía.

I am beginning my 30th year in education.  I completed a B.A. in Mathematics from Emory & Henry College, a M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from George Mason University, and Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from Virginia Tech. During my career I have served in the following positions: middle school mathematics teacher, high school mathematics teacher, high school assistant principal, middle school assistant principal, elementary principal, director of assessment and accountability, director of human resources, chief administrative officer, and deputy superintendent.

I will post periodic updates to this site to keep you up-to-date and informed.  I look forward to collaborating with the community to achieve the mission statement for the students in Botetourt County Schools.


Jonathan D. Russ, Ed.D.

Recent Communication

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Superintendent Update: 11/20/2020
Dr. Russ provides an explanation of changes to the BCPS second semester calendar following decisions made at the November 12 School Board Meeting. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
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