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 32 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 26 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.