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32 School Street, Tchula, Mississippi 39169

Tonia Russell


My name is Tonia Russell and I was born and raised in Bellwood, IL (a suburb of Chicago). I am the youngest of six children to Dr. & Dr. James and Limmie Townsend. I have a wonderful and loving husband, Dorris Russell, Jr. Together we have 3 children (Tahlor, Chaquinta, and Thaddeus), and 3 grand children (Khayden, Kaitlyn, and Kameron). I am a graduate of Holmes Community College where i earned an Associate's in Secondary Education and a Bachelor's Degree from Belhaven University. I love to teach history and love to help people realize that to know history is to love it! Fun facts about me are: purple is my favorite color, I love basketball, Coffee and Peach tea is my favorite drinks, and I love to read and journal.

Collegiate/Graduate Degree(s)

Bachelor's Degree in History from Belhaven University


Certified in 7-12 Social Studies

Daily Schedule

  • 8:00 - 8:40 Intervention
  • 8:45 - 9:55 LC3
  • 10:00 - 11:10 Planning
  • 11:15 - 11:55 Lunch
  • 12:00 - 1:15 LC2
  • 1:20 - 2:30 LC1
  • 2:35 - 3:00 Elective: PE, African Amer. Hist., Col. Repair, Drug Ed

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