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Dr. Ken Russell:

We work best as a community through open and honest communication. You may reach me anytime with your questions, concerns, or ideas at:

509.464.8203 - Office
509.370.1717 - Mobile
ken.russell@rsdmail.org

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

21 days ago

I am proud to serve in my 3rd year as Superintendent of the Riverside School District!


Prior to my current position, I served as Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services in the Mead School District for 3 years. Before that, I was the principal of Mead High School for 6 years. Before becoming a high school principal, I was an assistant principal at Mead HS and at Ferris HS. I started my 27-year career in education as a middle school and high school English and Physical Education teacher. 

I received my BA in English and MA in Education from Whitworth University, and I received my doctorate in Educational Leadership from WSU. 

I grew up in Bigfork, MT, a town very similar to Riverside. I have been married to my beautiful wife, Shannon, for 27 years, and we have 5 amazing children: Nick (23), Allie (19), Lindsey (19), McKenna (19), and Luke (15).

LEADERSHIP PHILOSOPHY

7 months ago


SERVE OTHERS

The servant leader is a servant first. It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead.

-Robert K. Greenleaf


BUILD RELATIONSHIPS

People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.

-Theodore Roosevelt


PURSUE EXCELLENCE

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.

-Aristotle