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Yvonne C. Russell

Director of Lower School

Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” To me, there is nothing more fulfilling than educating children. In the years since graduating from college, I have had the opportunity to teach many different grades at the elementary level and now, working as a school administrator, I am blessed with the unique opportunity to extend my interactions and work toward positively impacting even more students. I first chose St. George for my children because of the rigorous education and warm and welcoming community. Now, coming to work every day is like getting the opportunity to work with family. The faculty and staff know we are all vital members of the team and that our hard work, collaboration, and dedication ensure success for each of our students. We educate our students so they can go out and change the world, and the families in our community are always right beside us as we work toward this goal. My husband and I have three incredible children: Elizabeth, a pre-med student at Texas A&M, Matthew, a senior at Antonian College Preparatory, and Luke, a St. George middle-schooler. As a family, we love to travel, bike the San Antonio trails, and enjoy family game nights. I, personally, love to read, listen to audiobooks, and cook new recipes for my family.

Education

  • Master of Arts, Education Management, University of Texas at San Antonio, 1992
  • Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, West Texas State University, 1985

Professional Experience

  • Director of Lower School – presently
  • Teacher, 4th and 5th Grades, St. George Episcopal School
  • Teacher, Kindergarten, Acorn School
  • Assistant Principal and Principal, Northside ISD
  • Teacher, Elementary, Northside ISD
  • Teacher, Elementary, Southwest ISD

Certifications, Awards, Associations

  • TEA Educational Management Certification, 1992
  • TEA Texas Teacher Certification, Math Specialist (1-8), West Texas State University, 1985
  • TEA Texas Teacher Certification, Elementary Education, 1985