At their November 22, 2010 meeting, the Livingston Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Mr. Lawrence W. Russell to the position of Assistant Superintendent of Student Services. 

Mr. Russell will be replacing Mr. Patrick Keenoy who formally announced his retirement on May 10, 2010.

Since 2007, Mr. Russell has served as the principal for Monaco Middle School in the Clark County School District.  The Clark County School District, located in Nevada, is the fifth largest school district in the country.  In this capacity, Mr. Russell has supervised in-house special education programs, increased student achievement on standardized tests and increased standards-based instruction to 100% of classrooms at Monaco Middle School.

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Originally from New Hampshire, Mr. Russell’s tenure with the Clark County School District began in 1996 as a resource teacher, followed by his time as a special education teacher facilitator.  Early on in his teaching career, Mr. Russell knew he wanted to pursue a career in administration and in 2001 he became the Dean of Students for J.D. Smith Middle School and Mojave High School.  Prior to becoming principal at Monaco Middle School, Mr. Russell served as the Curriculum Assistant Principal of Canyon Springs High School.

Mr. Russell began his career in education in 1995 as a teacher for emotionally disturbed children in Manchester, New Hampshire

Lawrence Russell earned his B.S. in Aviation Management from Daniel Webster College in Nashua, NH and his M.Ed. in Emotional/Behavioral Disorders from Notre Dame College in Manchester, NH.  Mr. Russell is currently finishing his E.Ed. in Educational Leadership at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV.

“Mr. Russell comes to Livingston with not only administrative experience, but also hands-on experience educating students receiving special education services,” said Board of Education President, Bonnie Granatir.  “We are happy he is joining Livingston Public Schools.”

While Mr. Russell will be participating in two upcoming meetings concerning Livingston Public School’s Strategic Plan, his expected start date is January 3, 2011.