Principal Candy Fowler

    Candy Fowler is the principal of Russell Elementary.  Her passion for education and supporting the success of students has led her down the path of teaching both lower and upper elementary grades, as well as, literacy coach and assistant principal for Columbia Public Schools.  She has been an adjunct instructor for both the University of Missouri and William Woods University for years in the education departments.  Mrs. Fowler's goal is to welcome Russell families and make it a priority to ensure each student has a great educational experience.  As a former Hickman Kewpie and Mizzou Tiger, she loves Columbia and CPS schools!  She pursued her education and received an Educational Specialist degree in Administration.  However, being a Russell Raven tops the list of her accomplishments!  Mrs. Fowler looks forward to meeting each one of your children and making them feel welcome each day! 


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     Amanda Ruyle
    Our assistant principal is Mrs. Amanda Ruyle.  Mrs. Ruyle is a graduate of Columbia Public Schools and the University of Missouri. She is a graduate in early childhood and elementary education, she was a fellow and received her masters in Curriculum and Instruction. She continued her education and received an Educational Specialist degree in Administration in 2010.  Before becoming our Assistant Principal, Mrs. Ruyle was a third grade teacher and a kindergarten teacher in Columbia Public Schools.

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    The secretary to the principal is Mary Lamberson.  She has been associated with Russell since 1984 when her own children attended our school.  Ms. Lamberson had a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska, however,  she is now a confirmed Tiger.  She has been at Russell for almost 30 years in a variety of roles but is all around a Russell Raven.

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