Russell Named NAES Principal

New Albany Schools is pleased to announce that Gwyn Russell has been named the new principal of New Albany Elementary School.

Russell is currently the principal at Pontotoc Middle School. She replaces Jamey Wright, who was recently named principal of New Albany Middle School.

Mrs. Russell earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Blue Mountain College and her Masters in Administration from Arkansas State University.  She recently received the honor of Administrator of the Year for Pontotoc City Schools.

She holds more than nineteen years educational experience as a coach, classroom teacher, and administrator. Russell is National Board Certified and has been a part of the National Writing Project.  She has taught special education, physical education, English Language arts, reading, and social studies.  She served as Director of Student Services for Pontotoc City Schools for two years and has served as principal of Pontotoc Middle School since 2013.

Lance Evans, Superintendent, commented, “We are extremely proud to announce Mrs. Gwyn Russell as the Principal of New Albany Elementary School. Mrs. Russell’s experience and success in education is impressive. She has the leadership abilities to put our students and staff in the position to continue the success that Mr. Wright has developed.”

Please join the School Board and New Albany Schools in welcoming Mrs. Gwyn Russell to her new position and to New Albany.