PrincipalPrincipal's Welcome:

Welcome to the 2017 – 2018 school year! It is my sincere pleasure and honor to be the Principal of Russell Middle School. We are Boldly Committed to Student Success at RMS. With the opening of Winder Elementary School next door and the rezoning that accompanied that, we are excited to welcome many new families to the DogPack. Russell Middle has accomplished many great things, and my goal is to perpetuate this tradition of excellence. I am excited to partner with Mrs. Seeley to lead a school that teaches and models lifelong learning in an environment of mutual respect. I believe that parents, teachers, support staff, community, and administration all have a vital role to encourage our students to become active, lifelong learners. It is important that we instill the values and skills necessary for our students to become productive citizens in a vastly changing society. Parents, I invite you to take an active role in your child’s education at Russell Middle School. Please stay involved in your child’s educational journey.


Before becoming Principal, I served for two years as the Assistant Principal of the DogPack. Prior to that, I was a middle school teacher in Barrow County for eight years. I am a proud graduate of the University of Georgia and a resident of Barrow County. I look forward to working with you and assisting in the growth of our children. If parents, teachers, and students work together great things will be accomplished. At Russell Middle School we want every child to experience success. Education does not guarantee success, but it is the KEY to opportunity. We want every student to leave Russell Middle knowing that they are well prepared for the next step in their life. We strive to live out our motto on a daily basis: “Role Model Staff + Role Model Students = Role Model School”. I look forward to a GREAT YEAR of being Barrow BOLD!


J. Paul DeFoor



Assistant Principal's Welcome:

It is with great excitement that I welcome students and parents to our 17-18 school year in our new facility. We continue to grow as a learning community, with the addition of new students due to the rezoning. As a school, we have faced challenges every year and we will continue to do so, meeting those challenges with a firm belief in our students to be the best Role Model Students that they can be. As I begin my 28th year as a member of the Dogpack, I encourage parents to be Barrow Bold, involving yourselves in their student’s education. Contact the teachers of your student, question your student about what they did and ask for details about what they talked about in class that day. We have several innovative teaching practices occurring daily throughout our building. At RMS, we are Boldly Committed to Student Success and want all our parent, guardians and students to be part of that commitment!


Terri Seeley




Paul DeFoor

Assistant Principal

Terri Seeley