Degrees and Certifications:
Education: I received a B.S. in Elementary Education from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. I later received my M.A. in Education from the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama.
Mrs. Rhonda Russell
I have been married for 30+ years to Shane Russell. He is also an educator! He teaches 8th grade Science at Hartselle Jr High School. We have two adult children, Brittni Host and Seth Russell. I have three grandchildren, Harper, Caroline, and Cooper. We love Hartselle and are so thankful that our children have also chosen to make this their home.
I have been teaching for 25 years. I began my career teaching kindergarten while living in Tennessee. After a couple of years, I moved up to third grade until we moved to Alabama in 1998. I started out teaching second grade at Falkville Elementary. I later moved to first grade until I began teaching at Barkley Bridge in 2004. My Barkley Bridge journey began with me teaching second grade. I later moved to fourth grade and stayed there until I had the opportunity to move back to first grade. In 2018 I was blessed to become part of the Crestline family teaching kindergarten! I am very familiar with K-4 curriculum and I use that knowledge to help me guide my students to where they need to be.