Daniel Baxley, Principal

Welcome to Bennett C. Russell Elementary School.  I am excited to start my journey and continue the rich traditions of our school.  It has been an honor to serve the past 16 years in the best school district in the state.  As I start my 9th year as principal, one thing is for certain, building relationships with all stakeholders is my priority.   We strive to meet the district and school’s mission to love, educate, and prepare all for graduation and a successful future.

I encourage our parents and partners in education to stay connected and get involved as we create an environment that fosters each learner’s potential, equips students for academic excellence, and promotes lifelong learning.

Go Cardinals!!!

Jamie Cain, Assistant Principal

Welcome to Bennett C. Russell, home of the Cardinals! At Russell Elementary we strive to provide an environment that fosters each learner's potential, equips students for academic excellence, and promotes lifelong learning. Our focus on building relationships ensures stakeholders are our top priority.

I was privileged to join the Santa Rosa County District Schools in 2023 after serving 25 years in Escambia County in various positions. 

It is great to be a CARDINAL!