Dan Russell named superintendent of Lancaster schools

by Megan Schiffres

 

From left are Lancaster school superintendent Dan Russell and school board chairman Audrey Thomasson.

KILMARNOCK—The Lancaster school board last week appointed former assistant superintendent Dan Russell superintendent of Lancaster County schools.

“It is an honor and a privilege to serve the community and students of Lancaster County. I am humbled by the amount of support I have received in this process and I am thankful for the opportunity to serve such a wonderful community,” Russell said.

Members of the school board voted unanimously, 5-0, on May 14 to award a three-year contract to Russell, who has served as assistant superintendent since 2014.

A graduate of West Virginia University and George Mason University, Russell has a master’s in…