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Meet the New Director of Elizabethton City Schools

Posted On: Wednesday, July 1, 2020


Director of Schools
Richard VanHuss is an Elizabethton native and 1990 graduate of Elizabethton High School.  He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee (1995), Master of Education from Milligan College (1997), and an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Administration & Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University (2010).


During his 24 years at Elizabethton City Schools, he has served as a Mathematics Instructor and an Assistant Principal at EHS, before moving to the Central Office.  While there, he has supervised a variety of departments, as well as serving in the role of Assistant Director of Schools.


He has served on the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is a current board member of the Elizabethton/Carter County Lions Club.

His wife, Crystal, is a Physical Education Instructor at West Side Elementary School.

They have two children, Bryce and Bailee, who are students at EHS. They are active members of Oak Street Baptist Church.


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