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Meet the Principal

Hello. My name is Cathy Russel and I am the principal at Wixom Elementary.  I had been a teacher at Wixom Elementary for sixteen years before becoming the principal. I know our school community well and I care deeply about our students, families, and staff. 

I have always held Wixom Elementary very near and dear to my heart. I have not only been a teacher at Wixom, but I was also a parent at the school before I became a teacher. 

I received my bachelor’s degree and master’s degree both from the University of Michigan, my teaching certificate from Madonna University, and my Education Specialist degree in Leadership from Oakland University.  I am also a Galileo Leadership program graduate. Before I became a teacher, I worked as a research scientist in the field of satellite and computer technology. While I didn't start my career in education, I knew when I had transitioned into education that I had found my true passion.

When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with husband and my three sons. I also enjoy reading and staying current with best practices in education and I feel that I will always be a life-long learner.

I work under the philosophy that everything we do in our school should be done with the best interest of our students in mind. I am determined to support every child, every day at Wixom Elementary and I will bring the energy, enthusiasm, and thoughtfulness needed to continue to make Wixom Elementary an exemplary school.

I truly enjoy working with all of our students, families and staff. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time.

All the best,

Cathy Russel

Mrs. Russel

Catherine Russel

Catherine Russel

Mrs. Russel at Halloween Event
Mrs. Russel with Support Person of the Year
Mrs. Russel on Michigan State vs. Michigan Day