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Dawn Russell's Profile

Name:

Dawn Russell

9-10 Counselor

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Contact Info:

Email:

drussell@malvernleopards.org

Work Phone:

501-332-7513

About Me

Educational History:

Malvern High School (1980)

Middle Tennessee State University (1993) - Speech and Theater Major

Henderson State University (2009) - Secondary School Counseling

Degrees and Certifications:

Middle Tennessee State University - Bachelor of Science in Education

Henderson State University - Master of Science in Education

Licensed by the Arkansas Department of Education in the following areas:

Secondary Speech and Drama

Secondary School Counseling

 

Professional Development:

Active member of Arkansas School Counselor Association

Active member of Arkansas Counselor Association

Member of American School Counselor Association 

Current Position:

I began my teaching career in 1993 when I accepted the speech and drama position at Malvern High school.  I was thrilled to be back in my home community and home school.  During my fifteen years in the classroom I directed numerous plays and musicals including, "The Unsinkable Molly Brown", "Cinderella",  "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown", and "Night of January 16th". 

In 2008 I moved into the Malvern High School guidance office as the freshman and sophomore counselor.  I am excited to begin my eighth year as a counselor and to work with my students to help them be successful in the career, academic, and personal/social areas of their lives.

Previous Position:

Before earning my speech and theatre degree from Middle Tennessee State University, I made my living in the entertainment field.  I sang on The Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport, Louisiana in the early 80's and was in dinner theatre at Big D, Texas Dinner Theatre for two years before moving to New York City and then to Nashville, Tennesse. During my nine years in Nashville, I  worked as an extra in film and television commercials, and performed on the "You Can Be A Star"  star search contest on the Nashville Network.  I also performed in country music clubs in both Texas and Tennessee.  Once I began working to complete my college degree I worked numerous odd jobs to put myself through school.  

Family Information:

I have two nephews.  Britton graduated from Malvern High School in 2015 and will attend Arkansas State University. Brandon currently attends MHS.  I get to spend my time, energy and attention on these two and enjoy being a part of their lives as they grow into young adults.

I share my home with my two canine babies.  Sophie is a terrier mix who was rescued from the roadside as a puppy.  She is now 8 years old and never meets a stranger.  Langston is a Jack Russell who is "on" all the time and thinks he is a big dog.  He turned 8 this summer.

Personal Information:

When not working, I love being at home with my dogs.  I enjoy reading, cooking, and attending the Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock.  I also enjoy watching Leopard and Razorback football, ice skating, and movies.

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