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

Superintendent Update: 12/16/2021
Please see the attached update regarding an important safety item for parents/guardians and students regarding a recent TikTok challenge.
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Superintendent Update: 11/23/2021
Dr. Russ wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and provides information regarding two opportunities to receive the COVID vaccination in our community.
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