It is my pleasure to serve you as elementary principal this year! My name is Josh Russell, and this is my tenth year in educational leadership. Prior to becoming principal, I had many experiences including teaching art, coordinating TAG programming, coaching football, track, wrestling, and cross country, leading an elementary building, and serving as a curriculum director. My educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree from Simpson College and a Master’s of Educational Leadership from Iowa State University. I hope to continue lifelong learning and model for students and teachers that we never stop learning. Learning through failure and growth is a part of life!
I am blessed to be a husband to my wife Cheryl and the father of three awesome kids: Regan (15), Camryn (13), and Lincoln (10). They are the love of my life and spending time with them and watching them do what they are passionate about is something that I truly enjoy.
My goal for this year is to learn about our school community and continue to pursue the good work of our staff, maintain a focus on building relationships, foster a positive school culture, and align instruction with practices that will have impact on student learning.
I have been around smaller schools nearly my whole career and admire the pride and commitment that the community invests in our students. We have so much to offer our students and I am extremely appreciative to be asked to continue the strong work of the West Marshall School District and to grow and foster a positive climate where we all learn together!
My door is always open to a conversation. Proud to be a Trojan!
Mr. Josh Russell