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, Dr. Brenda Russ, who is also a public educator. She currently serves as a principal in Roanoke City Public Schools. I have four beautiful children: Haley, Kensley, Brody, and Sofía.

My career in public education spans more than three decades.  I completed a B.A. in Mathematics from Emory & Henry College, an M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from George Mason University, and a 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

Superintendent Newsletter: 10/24/2023
Goodbye summer, hello fall! As we begin the second quarter of the school year, Dr. Russ has some important information and celebrations to share. Enjoy!
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Superintendent Newsletter: 08/04/2023
Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! The first day of school is next Wednesday, August 9, and we cannot wait to see your children in school again! I invite you to review the back-to-school newsletter by clicking the 'Read More' button below.
Read More about Superintendent Newsletter: 08/04/2023
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