Russ Adams is 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.

“I am honored to have been nominated for consideration as the Iowa Superintendent of the Year, and even more honored to be selected. It is an absolute blessing to serve in the MOC-Floyd Valley District with our great board, dedicated team of educators and awesome students and families!” expressed Adams.

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.

SAI Executive Director Roark Horn said, “Russ is an outstanding choice to represent his peers and the state as Iowa’s Superintendent of the Year! He leads from a servant mindset and his actions show how much he truly values the people in his organization and the students they serve. He is always future-focused and proactively leads when taking care of the district’s needs.”

He was nominated by his peers and selected for the award by a committee of Iowa superintendents. Administrator of the Year award recipients will be honored at SAI’s Annual Conference next summer. He will also represent the state in the National Superintendent of the Year Program sponsored by AASA, The School Superintendents Association.

Learn more about Iowa's Administrator of the Year awards.