Russell Fecht was born and raised in the small rural town of Lovelock, NV. He attended Eastern Oregon University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Multi-Disciplinary Studies with minors in Elementary Education and Music in 1999. He later earned his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2004. His 22 year career in education includes six years as an elementary teacher, 10 years as a high school principal, and is currently starting his seventh year as superintendent for Pershing County School District.
Russell has been a Varsity Coach for 16 years, helped run the youth baseball program, 4-H Leader, NASS President, is the current Lovelock Lions Club President and served 16 years on the Pershing County Recreation Board.
Past AASA Nevada Superintendent of the Year Winners:
2020 Nevada Superintendent of the Year: Wayne Workman
About the Superintendent of the Year:
As a sponsor of the superintendent of the Year program, First Student wants to recognize these leaders in a special way this year, because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the disruption that has affected all education systems but also the innovative approaches that the superintendents and school districts addressed through radio, television, zoom and take-home packages. These superintendents are the very best in public education and are needed more than ever during this crisis.
About the Award:
The superintendent of the Year program, sponsored by First Student and AASA, The School superintendents Association, pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead the nation’s public schools.
State level winners are selected on the following criteria:
- Leadership for Learning
- Community Involvement