Phone: 256-768-2916


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Ed. Secondary Education/History M.Ed. School Counseling

Mr. Jon Ray Russell


Welcome to Weeden Elementary!

My name is Jon Ray Russell and this is my first year as the School Counselor at Weeden Elementary School. I’m originally from Arab, AL where I graduated from Arab High School. From there, I attended the University of North Alabama on a Cross Country scholarship.

I received my Bachelors degree in Secondary Education from the University of North Alabama, and I’m currently entering my ninth year in education. Prior to Weeden, I spent one year at Florence Middle School, four years at Helena High School, and three years at Colbert Heights High School. I’ve coached a variety of sports, which include Football, Basketball, Cross Country, and Track. Personal and professional experiences lead me to pursue counseling. In 2019 I graduated from the University of West Alabama with my Masters degree in School Counseling. My desire is to help children become socially, emotionally, and academically successful. 

My wife Brittany is a registered nurse. Together we have three children: Emory, Chandler, and Hudson. 

I look forward to working with the students, teachers, administration, parents, and community! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

Go Falcons!