Principal's Message

  • Dear Russom Families,My name is Heather White, and I am honored and excited to be named as the principal of Russom Elementary School for the 2023-2024. This is my 24th year as an educator serving students, staff, parents, and our community. As Russom’s principal, I am committed to providing leadership and support to the students, staff, and community to ensure that each stakeholder has the best experience possible as a part of the Russom community.   As a wife and mother of three, I understand just how important our children’s elementary years are to set them on a successful path. All three of my children are products of the excellence of Russom Elementary. I want all our students to leave their K-5 experience having grown academically, socially, and emotionally as they continue along their educational journeys. I look to connect with you, our parents and community, to support our efforts in nurturing, guiding, and challenging all children to become responsible, confident, lifelong learners.Russom Elementary is well-known for its tradition, innovation, and excellence. I am confident with your support every child will have an opportunity to succeed. As principal, my door is always open, and I welcome your input. Please feel free to email or stop by to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make the 2023/2024 school year the best year yet. My official start date at Russom will be July 1st, but I look forward to hearing from you and working closely with you through this transition and beyond.Sincerely,Heather Whitehwhite@paulding.k12.ga.us