Phone: 256-773-5426


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Degree in Education-North Alabama-1985 Masters Degree in Curriculum/Instruction-Freed-Hardeman University-1995 Certification in Educational Administration

Mr. Shane Russell

Mr. Shane Russell

7th Grade Geography



My name is Shane Russell.  I am starting my 16th year of teaching here at Hartselle Junior High.  I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of North Alabama in May, 1985 and my Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with certification in Educational Administration at Freed-Hardeman University in August, 1995.  I have worked as a teacher, coach, and bus driver for the past 36 years.

I have been married to my wife Rhonda for the past 35 years (as of Dec, 6).  Rhonda is a kindergarten teacher at Crestline Elementary and has been in education for 30 years.  Rhonda and I have two children:  Our daughter Brittni, who is a stay at home mom (Micah, self-employed), has two children.  Harper is 6 and Cooper is about to turn 5.  Our son Seth works as a safety coordinator for Turner Construction (Sarah, stay at home mom) and has two children.  Carolyn is 5 years old and Maddie is 2.  Rhonda and I have been blessed with some beautiful grandchildren!  We attend church at East Highland Baptist here in Hartselle.

I retired (2011) from the United States navy Reserve, Navy Operational Support Center, Bessemer, Al, where I held the position of Yeoman Chief Petty Officer.  I had the privilege to serve in Balad, Iraq from March 15, 2006-September 30, 2006 as a Senior Customs Inspection Agent.  I retired with a total of 23 years of military service.

My expectations for this class are very simple:

  1. I expect you to be prepared for class whether we are a traditional or virtual class.
  2. I expect you to be honest and trustworthy.
  3. I expect you to do your own work and turn it in on time.
  4. I expect you to be respectful to your fellow students.
  5. I expect you to work hard and earn what you receive.
  6. I expect you to have high expectations of me.

I look forward to having a great school year!