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AC Russell

Science Teacher - Earth/Space, Physical, & Biology

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Contact Info:

Work Phone:

7854483115 x127

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About Me

Educational History:

HS Degree – James Madison High School

Vienna, Virginia

BA – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Major – Mass Communications

Minor – Biology

BS – Longwood University

Major – Biology

Minor – Earth Science

Summa Cum Laude

Graduate Work – Pennsylvania State University – 2009

Teacher Leadership

Emporia State University – 2020

Teacher Leadership

Tufts University Medical School – 2020


Degrees and Certifications:


Level II – Permanent - Mid-level (7-9) Science and Biology (7-12) in Pennsylvania

Biology and Earth and Space Science (6-12) in Kansas

Professional Development:

Presenter at:

ISTE (International Science and Technology in Education) Conference – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – ExploreLearning Gizmos – July 2014

KSHSAA (Kansas State High School Athletic Association) Coaches Clinic – Topeka, Kansas – Small School Issues – August 2015

KATS (Kansas Association of Science Teachers ) Conference – Junction City, Kansas – Gizmos – August 2016

KU Educational Conference – Overland Park, Kansas – Finding the Perfect Gizmo for Your Students – June 2019

Current Position:


  • Teaching - Earth/Space Science (9th), Biology (10th), and Physical Science (11th-12th)
  • Assistant Coach – Varsity Football and Baseball
  • Head Coach – JV Football and Baseball

Previous Position:

Work & Coaching History

2017-2018 – Teacher/Coach – Prairie View High School (LaCygne, Kansas)

  • Teaching - Earth/Space Science (9th)

2015 – 2017 – Teacher/Coach – Elk Valley Junior/Senior High School (Longton, Kansas)

  • Teaching - Life Science (7th), Physical Science (8th), Earth/Space Science (9th), Biology (10th), Chemistry (11th), and Physics (12th)
  • Selected to Mentor new teachers (2016-2017)
  • Presenter at KATS Conference – Explore Learning with Gismos – April 2017
  • Presenter at KSHSAA Coaches Clinic – Small School Issues – August 2017

2007-2015 – Teacher, Pennridge High School (Perkasie, Pennsylvania)

  • Taught Honors, Academic, and Transitional Biology
  • Team Leader of the AFG (Accreditation for Growth) Core Team
  • Beginning in SY ’08-’09 through SY ’12-‘13– Freshman Team Leader (Green Hornets)

2006-2007 – Teacher, Franklin Towne Charter High School (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

  • Taught Anatomy/Physiology and Biology in an urban high school

2003-2006 – Teacher, Bayside High School & Health Sciences Academy (Virginia Beach, Virginia)

  • Taught Pathophysiology I & II, Hereditary Medicine (semester course), Scientific Writing & Research, Bioastronautics, Anatomy, AP Environmental Science, Environmental Science
  • Wrote the curriculum for the Hereditary Medicine course and served on the text book selection committee for five different academy courses
  • Represented the Health Sciences Academy at the National Consortium of Specialized Secondary Schools of Math, Science, and Technology (NCSSSMST): 2002 – New York; 2003 – Washington University - Saint Louis
  • Attended Camp Medicine (2004 & 2005 - St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies) with a group of students.  Camp Medicine is designed to introduce students to actual course work at a medical school.  Also, the camp introduced students to a variety of cultures from around the world

2001-2003 – Teacher, Landstown High School & Technology Academy (Virginia Beach, Virginia)

  • Taught Biology and Environmental Science
  • Member of the selection committee for academy students
  • Served on the Teacher Advisory Board for the 2004 Edition of Glencoe’s Biology: The Dynamics of Life” text book

1998-2001 – Teacher, Bayside High School (Virginia Beach, Virginia)

  • Taught Biology, Environmental Science, and Introduction to Health Occupations

1997-1998 – Teacher, Central Senior High School & Lunenburg Middle School (Victoria, Virginia)

  • Taught Applied Biology and Applied Earth Science at the high school and Physical Science at the middle school

1993-1997 – Teacher, Kenston Forest School (Blackstone, Virginia)

  • Private School – Taught Physics, Chemistry, Calculus, Pre-calculus, Geometry, 4th & 5th grade science, Speech & Drama, Comparative Religion

1992-1994 – Student – Longwood University (Farmville, Virginia)

  • President of the Commuter Student Association
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude

1991-1992 – News Director – WAGE-AM (Leesburg, Virginia)

  • In charge of the news office for an adult contemporary station in the Washington, D.C. region.  Anchored news casts and responsible for writing/covering news stories.

1990-1991 – General Manager – Culpeper Media, Inc. – WCVA-AM/WCUL-FM (Culpeper, VA)

  • Responsible for the on-air and sales staff of an AM – adult contemporary and an FM – country station.  Managed the budget and worked closely with the Board of Directors regarding the financial records and community relations of the stations

1988-1990 – Assistant Branch Manager – Trustbank F.S.B. (Charlottesville, Virginia)

  • Began as a customer service representative.  Was selected for the management training program.  After 1 ½ months of a 7 month program, was selected to be the Assistant Branch Manager of the Crystal City Branch.  After 2 months, was selected for the Assistant Branch Manager of the second largest branch in the company.  As Assistant Branch Manager was responsible for all teller trays and money security.

1985-1988 – Executive Officer – US Army – 1st Infantry Division, D-TAB, 25th FA (Fort Riley, KS)

  • Served as Survey, Radar, and Headquarters Platoon Leader.  Served as Supply, Motor Pool, and Training Officer.  Served as Executive Officer (second in command) of a target acquisition battery with approximately $40 million in military equipment.

Coaching Resume

2017-2018 – Prairie View High School – Baseball and Football (LaCygne, Kansas)

  • Assistant Coach – Varsity Football and Baseball
  • Head Coach – JV Football and Baseball

2015 – 2017 – Elk Valley High School – Baseball (Longton, Kansas)

  • Head Coach – Varsity
  • Presenter at KSHSAA Coaches Clinic – Small School Issues – August 2017

2012 - 2014 – Emmaus High School – Football (Emmaus, Pennsylvania) and

Pennridge High School – Baseball (Perkasie, Pennsylvania)

  • Emmaus Head Coach – JV Football (0-9, 3-7)
  • Emmaus TE/Special Teams Coordinator – Varsity Football
  • Pennridge Head Coach – Freshmen Baseball
    • 2013 Season Record – 14-0 / 2014 Record 9-3

2010 – 2012 – Pennridge High School (Perkasie, Pennsylvania)

  • Head Coach – Freshmen Football (6-1, 5-2, 2012 Champions 7-1)
  • Head Coach – Freshmen Baseball (9-1-1, 6-2, 3-7-1)
  • Head Scout – Varsity Football

2007 – 2009 - Pennridge High School (Perkasie, Pennsylvania)

  • Head Scout – Varsity Football
  • Line & Special Teams Coach – Freshmen Football
  • Assistant Coach – Freshmen Baseball

2001 – 2006 – Independence Middle School (Virginia Beach, Virginia)

  • Head Coach – Baseball
    • 3 Northern Division Championships
    • 2 Virginia Beach City Championships
    • 1 Undefeated Season (2006 – 8-0)

1999-2000 – Bayside High School (Virginia Beach, Virginia)

  • Head Coach – JV Soccer

1997-1998 – Central Senior High School (Victoria, Virginia)

  • Assistant Coach (Volunteer) – Varsity Football
    • Receivers and Special Teams
  • Head Coach – JV Basketball
    • Assistant Coach – Varsity Basketball

1993-1997 – Kenston Forest School (Blackstone, Virginia)

  • Head Coach – JV Football
    • Assistant Coach – Varsity Football
      • Offense, Receivers, and Special Teams
  • Head Coach – JV Basketball
  • Head Coach – Varsity Golf

Family Information:

Married to my high school sweetheart, Kim, for 36+ years.  Our daughter, Rebecca, graduated from the University of Missouri at Rolla and is an engineer with a company in Lenexa, Kansas.  Our son, Jonathan, has an associate's degree from Coffeyville Community College and hopes to continue his studies in psychology at the University of Kansas.

We have one dog, a Shetland Sheepdog named Trapper.

Personal Information:

I enjoy fishing, hunting, golf, waterskiing, and other outdoor sports.  Also, I enjoy bird watching, music, and theater.  I currently hold a Brown Belt in Shotokan Karate and am training to reach the Black Belt level.  I am a member of The Chamber Players Community Theatre group and an at-large member of TCPCT Board of Directors.

AC Russell

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Classroom Number:
School Phone:
7854483115 x127