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 the Director of Organizational Diversity in Roanoke City Public Schools. 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: 08/24/2021
Dr. Russ discusses two resources to assist with speakers at school board meetings and submitting questions to the school board members. Please see the letter below for more information.
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Superintendent Update: 05/19/2021
This update addresses some of the changes resulting from the governor's recent announcement and changes to CDC guidelines.
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