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: 03/10/2023
The start of this semester was certainly a long one without any snow days, so thanks to everyone for their endurance! I have some great things to share and report on, so select the blue 'Read more' button to see this quarter's newsletter.
Read More about Superintendent Newsletter: 03/10/2023
Superintendent Newsletter: 12/19/20222
As this semester comes to a close, I am proud of the work our division has accomplished. Select the blue 'Read more' button to see the end-of-semester newsletter.
Read More about Superintendent Newsletter: 12/19/20222
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