New Deer Park Rotary Club President

Dr. Ken Russell was inducted as the new President of the Deer Park Rotary Club

Deer Park, Washington, on July 23rd.

Wes Player, the 2019/2020 president of the Deer Park Rotary Club passed the gavel to Dr. Ken Russell at the July 23rd meeting of the Deer Park Rotary. 

Dr. Russell shared his three core values:

• Serving Others

• Building Relationships

• Pursuing Excellence

Excited about the journey and looking forward to getting to know all the club members, Dr. Russell will focus this year on UNITY in response to the divisiveness that currently afflicts our world. 

Dr. Russell proudly serves as the superintendent of the Riverside School District. Prior to his current position, he received his BA in English and MA in Education from Whitworth University, as well as a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from WSU. He started his 28-year career in education as a middle school and high school English and physical education teacher. Moving to administration, he served as assistant principal at Mead High School and at Ferris High School, then principal of Mead High School for 6 years. Dr. Russell then became assistant superintendent of Learning Services for the Mead School District for 3 years.

Growing up in Bigfork, Montana, Dr. Russell came to Spokane to attend college and play baseball. He has been married to his college sweetheart, Shannon, for 28 years, and they have 5 amazing children: Nick (25), Allie (20), Lindsey (20), McKenna (20), and Luke (17). He and Shannon just welcomed their first grandchild, Weston!

Photo By: Deer Park Rotary

Caption: President Wes Player of the Deer Park Rotary Club passed the gavel to Dr. Ken Russell. 

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