Russell has many years experience teaching art teaching in secondary schools such as Kristin School, Dunstan High School and Aranui High School and was also Head of Art Department. He combines a wealth of knowlege with an ability to connect and relate well to his students.
'His record in teaching is one of imaiginative, lively, well organised work, anchored in clear, well understood objectives. His programmes were always popular with students for they well knew they were getting quality instruction and guidance within a supportive and caring atmosphere.' BP Gollop Principal Dunstan High School
'....particularly creative and has many interesting and excitinig ideas. His classroom was always a room where there was a positive atmosphere and a sense of invovlement on the part of the students. An excellent senior art tutor.' CM Wysocki Principal Kristin School