COLLEGEVILLE PA – Dr. Barbara A. Russell, assistant superintendent of the Perkiomen Valley School District since March 2011, was promoted Monday night (April 10, 2017) to superintendent by the district Board of School Directors. She will succeed Dr. Clifford Rogers, who in June will retire from the superintendent’s job he has held since 2008.
Russell told board members she was excited by the prospect of leading the district, and said she and the board would work together as partners in a smooth transition. She will serve for a five-year term through June 2022.
The incoming superintendent is well known to Valley residents, having long held assignments as a science teacher at the high school, then as science curriculum coordinator for kindergarten through 12th grade, assistant principal at PV Middle School West, principal at Skippack Elementary, and assistant to the superintendent before taking her current position.
- Editor’s Note: The Post did not attend Monday’s school board meeting. This report was assembled using curated digital sources.