Welcome to 5th Grade ELAR!

Phone: 972-771-5232


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Education w/ Reading Specialization Master of Science in Reading ESL Certified Gifted & Talented (30 Hours) Teacher Certified in Elementary Self-Contained (Grades 1-8) Teacher Certified in Elementary Reading (Grades 1-8)

Mrs. Glenna Russell

Hello! I'm so thrilled to have your child in my class this year! This is my 21st year to teach. I taught 2nd, 5th, and 6th grades for Mesquite ISD, I taught 5th - 6th grades for k12’s Texas Virtual Academy, I taught 3rd grade here at Dobbs and I’m an adjunct instructor for Trinity Valley Community College in Terrell, TX. I served as the Math/Science Interventionist at Dobbs from Feb. 2017 - May 2019. My husband and I have lived in Rockwall for 20 years. We have one daughter, Carly, who attended Dobbs from K-6th Grade. Hard to believe, but she is at Utley Middle School now! I graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education – specializing in Reading and earned a Master of Science in Reading from Texas A&M University - Commerce.

I truly love Dobbs and know we have so many amazing kids and am looking forward to getting to know you and your child better! Teaching is my passion, and my goal this year is for your child to be successful, challenged, confident, and excited about learning!  Our classroom will be a positive atmosphere, where your child’s strengths and weaknesses will be embraced! Fifth grade is an exciting time to thrive academically, socially, and personally.  I look forward to embracing your child as an individual and encouraging them daily to reach their goals. Please feel free to call, text, visit, or e-mail me with any questions you may have. With your partnership, fifth grade will be a year to remember!

Please make sure you sign up for my 5th Grade ELAR Class Text Reminders! You'll be able to receive class/individual reminders and directly text me through this app. 

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Glenna Russell

5th Grade ELAR Teacher

Conference Time: 8:50am-9:35am