Principal's Page

Mr. Craig Allen
Mr. Craig Allen

Welcome to Russell Elementary School where our guarantee is written right into our school motto, "You'll Never Walk Alone"!

I couldn’t be more proud of the educational program our staff at Russell is continuing to build during my tenure as principal. We tackled some major projects such as our school accreditation and a move toward School-Wide Title I. All of our "behind the scenes” efforts set the stage for a very big year.

As you have likely heard from our numerous communications home, our School-Wide Title I changes have had a major impact on how we meet the needs of each of our students. Our staff is extremely proud of how we have led the way in providing the most specific, individualized education possible to each of our students.

All of our students take core classes in literacy, math, social studies, and science. They will also benefit from reteach and enrichment classes to extend their learning in the areas of math and reading. We are also very proud of our enrichment course which include music, PE, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). Our support programs in Title I, Gifted and Talented, Special Education, and English as a New Language ensure that every student at Russell benefits from a target and well-balanced education.

We are also excited about our continued efforts to pull the Russell community even closer together. We look forward to several events this year to help us celebrate our Russell Pride. These events include the Russell Elementary Clothing Exchange, Bingo Night, Math Night, and of course the famous Russell Carnival.

I again look forward to another rewarding year at the best job in the world. I love working with the Russell students and staff, who may just be the most fun bunch of people you will ever meet. Every day brings a new adventure!