A Message from the Assistant Principal

  • RussellDear Apollo Families,

    Welcome back for the 2022-2023 school year!

    At Apollo School, a primary goal is to establish a strong culture of learning by creating a school environment that is welcoming, safe, engaging and nurturing to all students. By working together, I am confident that we will continue to make Apollo School an exemplary place for all students to learn and grow. 

    Please know I encourage your participation in any way possible throughout the school year. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, ideas, or concerns that may arise. I look forward to the partnerships we can build together this school year.

    Your partner in education,

    Liz Russell
    Assistant Principal


About Assistant Principal Russell

  • Assistant Principal at Apollo since 2021, Ms. Russell is a long-time member of the D63 team. She joined the District in 2012 as a multiage classroom teacher at Melzer after having previously taught at Glenview District 34's Hoffman School. During her time here at our District, she has also served as a literacy specialist, 7th and 8th grade ELA teacher, and instructional coach at Gemini.

    Ms. Russell holds an M.A. in reading education from Concordia University - and a second M.A. in educational leadership from the American College of Education. She earned her B.S. in elementary education from Illinois State University.