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City of Fairfax School Board Attends Virginia School Board Association’s 28th Annual Conference on Education in Richmond

City of Fairfax School Board members joined nearly 1,000 Virginia educators, governing officials, attorneys, legislators and other school board members from across the state at the Virginia School Board Association (VSBA) 28th annual Conference on Education in Richmond on July 23rd. The purpose of the conference was to offer participants the opportunity to learn about successful educational practices occurring throughout the state.

“The VSBA Conference on Education is an opportunity to learn from school systems around the state,” said Janice Miller, Chairman of the City of Fairfax School Board. “This conference also provides us to meet and collaborate with other school board members from different region to discuss best practices and see what works.”

Participants attended their choice of more than 60 mini-workshops on topics such as school law, curriculum and instruction, technology integration, community relations, school safety, testing, finance, special education, and community partnerships. The presenters included educators from state and local levels, university and college professors, business representatives, and attorneys.

Attendees also heard remarks from Randi Richards-Lutz, National School Administrator of the Year for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). Richards-Lutz is the career and technical administrator for Culpeper County Public Schools (Virginia).

City of Fairfax Schools Mourns the Loss of Robert Russell

Robert C. Russell, former superintendent of the City of Fairfax Schools from 1984-1995, died Sunday, June 2nd in Elkins, West Virginia. Mr. Russell was 83.

Bob Russell began his career as a music teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools following four years of military service with the United States Air Force Band. In 1960, Mr. Russell began his twelve year administrative career as assistant principal and principal of the new Lanier Intermediate School (now Lanier Middle School). Following his principalship and retirement in 1984 from Robinson High School, Mr. Russell was appointed Superintendent of the City of Fairfax Schools where he remained until 1995.

“Bob’s passing is a great loss for the Fairfax City community,” said Dr. Peter Noonan, Superintendent of the City of Fairfax Schools. “Bob was a dedicated servant to the Fairfax City students and he will be missed.”

During his tenure as superintendent Mr. Russell oversaw the design and construction of the theatre at LMS to be used by students and the community for artistic performances. In 1996, the City of Fairfax School Board unanimously voted to name the theatre the Robert C. Russell Auditorium.

Mr. Russell, a city of Fairfax resident for over 30 years, was also an active member of the Rotary Club of Fairfax, where he was “Rotarian of the Year” in 1993.

“Bob Russell will be remembered for his leadership as a school administrator and city school superintendent,” said Janice Miller, Chairman of the City of Fairfax School Board. “He was a consensus builder with a keen sense of humor and had an uncanny ability to connect with people with his folksy charm. He will be missed.”

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