Freshman Center Administrator

Mrs. Gia Russell

Phone: 256.233.6613


Degrees and Certifications:

Ed.S Instructional Leadership, University of West Alabama M.S. Administration, University of North Alabama B.S. Elementary Education, Auburn University Dyslexia Training Certification, Dyslexia Training Institute, California University of Alabama Superintendent Academy, Cohort 2017

Mrs. Gia Russell

My name is Gia Russell, and I am the principal of the  Freshman Center  and an AHS Administrator. I am a proud product of Athens City Schools (Class of 1992). I am in my 23rd year in education. I served as an assistant principal for 17 years, with the last 12 years at AHS. I work with an amazing faculty to improve student achievement. My passion is creating positive experiences with teachers and students to maximize student success. I am very excited for the new year and look forward to providing college and career opportunities to improve student achievement. I love Athens High School and work to ensure success, both athletically and academically. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the Freshman Center.