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Mr. Russell Hann

Mr. Russell Hann
BOE Member
Phone: 609-859-2256 x127

Russell Hann was re-elected to the Southampton School Board in 2015. He is currently a member of the Curriculum and Policy Committee.  He previously served as Vice-President, chairperson of the Budget and Facilities Committee, and the Curriculum and Policy Committee.

During his distinguished tenure on the Board of Education, Mr. Hann played a key role in assisting the school district to successfully pass three critical bond referendums that provided for the construction of a new middle school and much needed facility upgrades.

Mr. Hann also was a member of the Board that oversaw the implementation of several initiatives that have enhanced the academic programs, instructional technology, and campus security in the district. These initiatives include:  student recognition and employee of the month program at the beginning of every monthly Board of Education meeting, a full-day kindergarten, an excellent world language program, creation of the instrumental music program, development of a summer enrichment program for students with special needs, development of a district-wide local area computer network, installation of two computer labs, procurement of Smart Boards for every classroom, acquisition of a mobile computer lab for each school, the creation of a curriculum director position, installation of district-wide security ID/access system, and the creation of an academic foundation STAR to enrich and supplement educational programming.  At this time, the Board of Education is completing the installation of air conditioning in all three schools. Academically, current initiatives include new technology and professional development for PARC testing as well as implementation of STEM/STEAM.

Mr. Hann earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Delaware.  He is retired and  enjoyed a distinguished 38 year career as a science teacher in Pemberton Township, twice being selected as a Pemberton Township Teacher of the Year.

In addition to his service on the Board of Education, Mr. Hann has been involved in other community activities.  He is a former member of the Southampton Township Shade Tree Commission and was a long-time member of the Pemberton Rotary Club where he served two terms as president and is a Paul Harris Fellow.  Currently, he is a member of the Southampton Environmental Commission. 

He and his wife, Kathy, have two children, Michael and Kristen, who attended the Southampton Schools and Lenape High School.