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Mr. Darren Russell, Principal

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year.  I am so excited to start my third year as principal of Spencer Middle School and look forward to continuing my work with this fabulous school community.

I began my teaching career in this District in 1989.  I worked here for 6 years before heading off for a one-year teacher exchange program in Perth, Australia.  I returned to the District and became a Vice-Principal in September 2006 and took on a principal role in 2014.  My last two years as principal of Spencer Middle School have been very rewarding and I look forward to working with this school community for a few more years.

I am so fortunate to be surrounded by amazing people.  The staff at Spencer Middle School are outstanding educators and we love working with such a great group of students every day.  We truly care for the students and we will do our best to create a culture that is calm, safe and welcoming.  At Spencer we value Empathy, Honesty, Kindness and Respect.  Every day we strive to create the best learning environment for the whole school community.

Communication is very important to me.  I encourage parents to stay involved and connect with our staff.  Please contact us if you have any questions, ideas or concerns.  Thank you for your support.


Darren Russell


Ext. 304