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Russell Behanan

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  • Program Improvement Specialist


Contact Information

  • Department: KECSAC FY11
  • Mailing Address: Martin House
  • Email:
  • Phone: 502-777-2697


Russell Behanan became a KECSAC Program Improvement Specialist in December 2003. Mr. Behanan earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Eastern Kentucky University in the areas of Education and Educational Administration. Certifications include School Superintendent, School Principal, Secondary Teacher, State Trainer-Principal Internship Program and state trainer for School-Based Decision Making Council. Mr. Behanan began his professional career as a high school teacher and counselor at Madison High School in Richmond, Kentucky. After six years he began an administrative career in the Fayette County school district that has spanned over twenty-five years. For five years he served as assistant principal at Bryan Station High School. For the next thirteen years, Mr. Behanan served as Head Principal at Beaumont Middle School, guiding the school through implementation of Kentucky Education Reform Act initiatives and also the transition of the school from a junior high organization to the full middle school concept.

Mr. Behanan next served as Director of Middle Schools (Assistant Superintendent) for four years for the Fayette County School District. Responsibilities included supervising principals and associate principals in eleven large urban middle schools, coordination and the continued implementation of the middle school concept, coordinating all athletic programs and evaluating all programs for effectiveness.

Mr. Behanan also gained experience serving as Assistant Coordinator of the 504 Program and KECSAC Programs for Fayette County Public Schools. Mr. Behanan has been honored as the Fayette County Principal of the Year and the Central Kentucky Association of Educational Office-Personnel Administrator of the Year.

Mr. Behanan’s experience in developing and implementing plans for continuous alignment of curriculum to state and national standards makes him an important part of KECSAC’s plan to provide program improvement technical support to our programs.

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