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Russell County School District

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Superintendent Dr. Brenda Coley is pictured here


Dr. Brenda Coley

Welcome to Russell County School District where we are “Destined for Excellence.” During our voyage to greatness, we must embrace change in order to provide strong initiatives for quality of instruction and increased student achievement. As a visionary leader, I foresee Russell County Schools as premier institutes within a few years. We are a school district that is committed to inspiring, empowering, and educating students with Excellence. Our mission is to engage students in quality learning experiences that will prepare them for success in college, career, and life.

It is our belief that all children can learn and must be actively engaged in the learning process through a variety of teaching techniques that accommodate diverse learning styles. Teachers must stay abreast of new and innovative ideas to motivate and stimulate students’ learning throughout the curriculum. We are increasing rigor in the curriculum, expanding academic class offerings and extracurricular activities to ensure that students receive a well-rounded education. Other goals include providing Pre-K programs, STEM programs, and Fine Arts Initiatives in all schools.

We have established a strong leadership team that is dedicated to setting an example of highly effective leadership that will encourage collaboration among all stakeholders, energize every employee, create purpose in the workplace, empower communities of leaders and establish a standard of EXCELLENCE for all. However, we cannot mandate nor direct this reform alone. It is our goal to galvanize students, parents, teachers, support staff, administrators, Board members, and community partners in a way that will spark positive change throughout the Russell County School District.

Our school system has focused primarily on four goals to include: (1) Provide A Safe and Secure Environment, (2) Increase Student Achievement, (3) Improve Students’ Social and Emotional Development, and (4) Build A Professional Workforce through Enhanced Staff Development. Our aim is to develop competent staff and create productive relationships that will strengthen every school in the district. We challenge each of you to join us as we embark upon our destiny for greatness. Thank you for supporting our schools. We appreciate your continued love, support, and prayers.


Brenda Coley, Ed. D.