Meet Our Administrative Team

Principal – Open Position

Assistant Principal – Mr. Andrew Russell

Mr. Russell is both humbled and overjoyed to have recently joined the outstanding school and community of Blaine Elementary.  Before coming to Blaine, Mr. Russell worked as a middle school teacher for the United Neighborhood Organization and was a science coordinator at Walt Disney Magnet School.

Mr. Russell completed his Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at Loyola University and his Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision from National Louis University.  Currently, he is a State Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching for his work in 2016 and is completing his doctorate in Supervision & Administration at DePaul University.

In his spare time, Mr. Russell listens to numerous podcasts, enjoys rooting for the Wisconsin Badgers, and eating at various Chicago hot spots.

Unity through Teamwork – Safety through Respect – Achievement through effort