Dr. Russel Dyer


Dr. Russell Dyer

Dr. Russell Dyer started as the Director of Cleveland City

Schools on July 1, 2016. Before coming to Cleveland, Dr. Dyer was Chief of Staff for Collierville

Schools in Collierville, Tennessee for two years.

Prior to the opening of Collierville Schools, Dr. Dyer was principal at Collierville High School in

Collierville and Bon Lin Middle School in Bartlett, TN. He has also served as a middle school

teacher, Assistant Principal, and Human Resources Specialist all in Shelby County Schools. Dr.

Dyer was awarded the Tennessee PTA Outstanding Principal of the Year Award in 2011 and

Rotary Club Teacher of the Year Award in 1999. In 2019, Dr. Dyer was named the Southeast

Tennessee Superintendent of the Year by his peers and in 2020 he was named to the National

Schools Public Relations Associations Superintendents to Watch list.

Dr. Dyer serves on the Board for the Boys and Girls Club of the Ocoee Region, the United Way

of the Ocoee Region, the Bradley Cleveland Public Education Foundation as well as the

Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents and the Association of Independent and

Municipal Schools. He also serves on the Governing Board for the American Association of

School Administrators - The School Superintendents Association.

Dr. Dyer is an avid outdoors enthusiast; he enjoys hiking, and water sports. He is also active in

his church and mentors students in the youth ministry.