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.