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Superintendent

I am proud to serve in my 6th year as Superintendent of TEAM Riverside! 
 
I grew up in Bigfork, MT, a town very similar to Riverside. I have been married to my beautiful wife, Shannon, for 29 years, and we have 5 amazing children: Nick (26), Allie (22), Lindsey (22), McKenna (22), and Luke (18). We also have our first grandchild - Weston!
 
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 29-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. 
 
Rise As one, TEAM Riverside!
Ken

LEADERSHIP - My Core Values

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
CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr. Ken Russell:
Open and honest communication contributes to our TEAM Riverside culture. You may reach me anytime with your questions, concerns, or ideas. Together, we've got this. Go Rams!
509.370.1717 - Mobile
509.464.8203 - Office
[email protected]