Troy Russell

ALLIANCE, OHIO – (May 7, 2021) – Troy Russell has resigned from his position as principal of Alliance Middle School effective at the end of this school year for a position in another school district.

Russell was hired in 2016 as the assistant principal at AMS and later named the principal in 2017. In his time at AMS, he has helped to create a culture of inclusion, curiosity and positivity. His work implementing the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program has made AMS a model PBIS school and has earned them the Silver PBIS award for the past two years.

He also led the building in the process of becoming an International Baccalaureate Middle Year Programme school. AMS is one of only 13 schools in the state to offer the middle year programme. 

“Mr. Russell has worked hard these past few years to move AMS forward,” said Shawn Jackson, director of secondary education. “His dedication to improving the teaching and learning at AMS is admirable and has allowed the AMS students to have the best possible educational experience. He will be greatly missed as an administrator.”

The Alliance City Schools administration will begin their search immediately for a highly-qualified principal that will strive to help AMS continue with their tradition of growth and success.

“We will be working quickly to select AMS’ next principal,” said Superintendent Rob Gress. “It will be essential that he or she, just like Mr. Russell, leads by example in promoting our core values of high performance, leadership and being caring citizens. We want and expect for AMS to continue to be a school that prepares students well for the next steps of their education.”

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