Born: April 30, 1975
Spouse: Kristin
Children: Twin daughters Callie and Olivia
Dog: Jerzee​
Hometown: Vergennes, IL
Current Residence: Carterville, IL​​​​
I began teaching at Z-R during the 1998-99 school year.  I took over the 7th and 8th grade geography and spelling class from Mr. David Guill who retired.  I taught those subjects for 3 years.  I was then transferred to the 6th grade for two years and taught math, science, and social studies. After 6th grade I came back to the Jr. High as the 7th and 8th grade social studies/history teacher.  This year, (my 22nd at Z-R), I will be teaching 7th, and 8th history and civics.

I have also had the privilege of coaching many sports in the    Z-R district. I have coached 8th grade girls basketball, 8th grade boys basketball, 6th grade boys basketball and was a high school varsity assistant coach in boys basketball and softball.   I have also been the assistant athletic director, scholar bowl sponsor​ and JH Newspaper editor.
About Mr. Russell