Orange City, Iowa — A northwest Iowa school administrator has been named the 2020-21 Iowa Superintendent of the Year.
Russ Adams, superintendent of the MOC-Floyd Valley Community School District, has been named the 2020-21 Iowa Superintendent of the Year by the School Administrators of Iowa.
Adams says he’s honored to have been nominated for consideration as the Iowa Superintendent of the Year, and even more honored to be selected. He says it is an absolute blessing to serve in the MOC-Floyd Valley District with their great board, dedicated team of educators and awesome students and families.
Prior to becoming superintendent in 2013, he served as high school principal in the district beginning in 2003. He began his career as a business education teacher and coach at what was then Southern Cal Community School District in Lake City. A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in business education, Adams also earned his master’s in education administration from Drake University and his superintendent’s certification from Iowa State University.
School Administrators of Iowa is a statewide organization founded in 1987, and represents more than 1,800 Iowa educational administrators. Their mission is to support, encourage and develop Iowa’s educational leaders and learners.