Ben Bruni named new Russellville Jr./Sr. High principal
By Jim Turner

Posted on June 7, 2017 11:17 PM

Ben Bruni has accepted the position of principal at Russellville Jr./Sr. High School, it was revealed Wednesday at a public announcement at the high school.

The last two years he has served as assistant principal of Adairville Elementary School.This is his 14th year in public education. Prior to coming to Adairville, he served as the Director of Alternative Placement Services for his alma mater, Bowling Green Independent Schools, for two years. Before that he taught high school English for 10 years at Warren East High School and Todd County Central High School. He was the head football coach at both schools during my time there.

“I enjoyed many successes as a coach, but none more important than the relationships I built with my players, their families, and the communities for which we represented,” he said.

Dr. Steven Moats, who represented the administration as the SBDM selected the principal noted:

“Mr. Bruni has worked in a diverse range of schools including a rural high school, a suburban high school, an urban Alternative-Placement middle and high school, and a rural P-8 school. At each of these stops he has gained valuable experience regarding how to communicate, mediate, implement and sustain professional initiatives within the school setting.

“Ben believes strongly in the balance between cultural and academic development, and he brings an optimistic and practical approach to educating students as well as improving the instructional and assessment practices of the faculty and staff. I am confident that Ben will provide clearly communicated, practical, pragmatic and motivational leadership to Russellville Jr./Sr. High.

Bruni has a Masters in Educational Administration from WKU as well as a Bachelors in English and Allied Language Arts, also from WKU. He is currently enrolled in WKU's Educational Doctoral Program with an emphasis on Post-Secondary Educational Leadership.

His wife, Staley, teaches at Bowling Green High School. They have three daughters: Dillon (19), Brady (17), and Emery (11).  

Bruni succeeds Kim McDaniel, who has been the RHS principal the past five years. She is moving into the Central Office as director of pupil personnel.

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