Cleveland City Schools

Every Child, Every Day!

Dr. Russell Dyer

Dr. Russell Dyer, Director of Schools 

Dr. Russell Dyer

The Cleveland City Schools Board of Education is proud to welcome Dr. Russell Dyer as the new Director of Schools. For the past two years, Dr. Dyer has been Chief of Staff for Collierville Schools in Collierville, Tennessee – a school system similar to Cleveland with eight schools and 8,000 students. He was instrumental in the formation of Collierville Schools which began in 2014, after splitting from Shelby County Schools.

Prior to opening the Collierville School system, Dr. Dyer was a high school principal, middle school principal, human resource specialist, assistant principal, and teacher in Shelby County Schools. He was awarded the Tennessee PTA Outstanding Principal of Year in 2011 and Rotary Club Teacher of the Year in 1999.

Dr. Dyer is an avid outdoorsman; he enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and kayaking. He looks forward to joining the Cleveland community.


  • Doctor of Education, Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN
  • Masters of Education, Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN
  • Bachelor of Science, Lambuth University, Jackson, TN


Summer Camps

CCS Summer Camps 2016

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Camps by Month  
Baseball Camp
 July 18-21, 9:00 am - 12 noon
$75 or $125 for two siblings (Includes T-Shirt)
CHS Baseball Field
Rising 2nd - 8th Graders    
Instructor: Scoggins

Basketball Camp - Boys

June 15-17, 9:00 am - 12 noon
$55,or $85 two siblings (Includes T-Shirt)
CHS Raider Arena
Rising 2nd - 8th Graders     
Instructors: McCowan, Elliott, Tucker

Basketball Camp - Father/Son

June 17, 4:00 - 8:00 pm and June 18, 9:00 am - 12 noon 
$60/pair (Includes T-Shirt)
CHS Raider Arena
Rising 2nd - 8th Graders  
Instructors: McCowan, Tucker
For registration information email Coach McCowan 

Lady Raider Youth Basketball Camp

May 23-25
Beginners 12:00-2:30 pm, Advanced 2:30-5:00 pm 
$50 (Includes T-Shirt)
CHS Raider Arena
  Instructors: Williams

Camp of Champions/Football

July 11-14, 9:00 am - 12 noon
$75 (Includes T-Shirt)
CHS Football Field
Rising 3rd - 8th Graders
Instructors: CHS & CMS Coaching Staff

Drama Camp

June 27-July 1, 8:00 am – 12 noon
$90 (Includes T-Shirt)
CMS Theater
Rising 3rd-8th Graders
Instructors: Emily Raper and Erin LaFever

This one-week, half day camp provides a fun and unique theatre experience for rising 3rd-8th grade students. Campers rotate through acting, music, movement, and art activities daily while they explore and develop the foundations of acting on stage. our week concludes with a final camp day performance for family and friends. Drama Camp will improve confidence, enhance team-building skills, and teache cooperation while instilling in participants an appreciation for the arts that can last a lifetime. Please dress comfortably, wear tennis shoes, and bring a water bottle labeled with your name and/or initials. 

Click here to download the Drama Camp Registration form.

 Soccer Camp

June 6-9, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
$75 or $60/each for siblings (Includes T-Shirt and Pizza Party)
Greater Cleveland Soccer Stadium Field
Rising 1st-8th Graders
Instructors: Andy Byrd - CHS Girls Head Coach
John Brose - CHS Boys Head Coach 
Luke Medema - CMS Head Coach

Click here to download the Soccer Registration form.

Softball Camp

 August 1-4, 5:00-8:00 pm
$60 (Includes T-Shirt)
CHS Softball Field
Rising 4th - 8th Graders    
Instructor: Harris
For registration information email Coach Harris 

Summer Sports Performance

June 13-14, 5:30-7:00 pm
CHS Track
Rising 1st - 6th Grades     
Instructor:  Renshaw, Day
For registration information email Coach Renshaw 

Tennis Camp

May 23-25, 10:00 am - 12 noon
$60 (Includes T-Shirt)
Lee University Courts
Rising 4th - 8th Graders     
Instructor: Stiles
For registration information email Coach Stiles

Volleyball Camp

June 13-15, 9:00 am - 12 noon
$50 in advance or $60 at the door (Includes T-Shirt)
CHS Raider Arena & VB Gym
Rising 4th - 8th Graders     
Instructor: Flowers, McGowan