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Mr. Darren Russell, Principal

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year.  I am so excited to start a new year and a new job at Spencer Middle School and look forward to working with this fabulous school community.

I began my teaching career at Dunsmuir Jr. High in September 1989.  I worked here for 6 years before heading off for a one year teacher exchange program in Perth, Australia.  I returned to Dunsmuir Middle School and became the Vice-Principal in September 2006.  I was given the opportunity to take on the role of Vice-Principal of Belmont Secondary School in January of 2013 before heading back to Dunsmuir as Principal in September 2014.  My last four years as principal of Dunsmuir Middle School have been very rewarding and now I am looking forward to meeting and working with a new school community.

I am so fortunate to be surrounded by amazing people.  I know many staff members at Spencer Middle School and I have heard amazing stories about the staff and students here at Spencer.  We truly care for the students and we will do our best to create a culture that is calm, safe and welcoming.  This will 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 your child’s teacher.  Please contact us if you have any questions, ideas or concerns.  Thank you for your support.


Darren Russell

Ext. 304 or drussell@sd62.bc.ca