Hello and welcome to my Dayton ISD website! My name is Ms. Russell and I am starting my second year teaching agriscience here at DHS. I grew up in Kingwood, Texas and graduated from Kingwood Park High School in 2015, where I was heavily involved in the agriculture department and FFA. I attended Sam Houston State University and graduated in 2019….. Eat Em’ Up Kats!!!!!
I recieved my B.S. in Animal Science with Honors from Sam Houston State University in 2019. I minored in Secondary Education and went through the award winning education program where I student taught in New Caney ISD.
This will be my second year teaching, and I am very excited to continue my career in Dayton ISD. I mostly teach the animal science courses in the department, however I will also be teaching horticulture this year. I am so excited to continue to grow the vet med program that I piloted for the district last year.
I completed my student teaching assisgnment through the College of Education at SHSU in New Caney, Texas. I taught Principles of AFNR, Equine Science, Floral Design, and Horticulture. My FFA duties included coaching the vet med CDE team, working with the chapter officer team, and looking over lamb and goat SAE projects.
There is nothing that I love more than spending time with my family. My Mom works as a paralegal for an attorney that practices family law, and my Dad is a foreman at Entergy. I have two brothers, Dalton who is going into 8th grade, and Braeden who will be starting high school this year and begining his FFA career. If you are hanging around DHS, then you probably know my fiancee, Mr. Wagner. He teaches all of the ag mechanics courses in our ag department. We have a 4 year old golden retriever named Moose!!
When I am not teaching, I love to do things outside and enjoy the nature around me. I love taking our boat and jet skis out and swimming in Lake Livingston. I also love baseball, especialy the Houston Astros, and I am the loudest and proudest SHSU alum. A few interesting things about me is that I am left handed and have years of experience caring for whitetail deer in a high-fence operation.