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 14th 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 31 years.
I have been married to my wife Rhonda for the past 34 years (as of Dec, 6). Rhonda is a kindergarten teacher at Crestline Elementary and has been in education for 29 years. Rhonda and I have two children: Our daughter Brittni, who works as an emergency room nurse at Huntsville Hospital (Micah, self-employed) has two children. Harper is 4 and Cooper just turned 3. Our son Seth works as a safety coordinator for Turner Construction (Sarah, stay at home mom) and has two children. Carolyn is 3 years old and Maddie is 3 months. 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:
- I expect you to be prepared for class whether we are a traditional or virtual class
- I expect you to be honest and trustworthy
- I expect you to do your own work and turn it in on time
- I expect you to be respectful to your fellow students
- I expect you to work hard and earn what you receive
- I expect you to have high expectations of me
I look forward to having a great school year!
#WE WON'T FORGET ABOUT YOU #HARTSELLE STRONG