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.