Russell Rivers has taught for 30 years. Mr. Rivers graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1984. He began his teaching career in small Missouri rural schools in 1984. He moved to Austin, Texas in 1989 and returned to teaching in 1992. He taught at Blackshear Elementary School in Austin from 1992 to 1993. He has taught middle school students exclusively since 1993 in the Pflugerville and Georgetown school districts. He has taught all core subjects and he is currently teaching AVID, Pflex, and Succeed-Achieve here at Westview Middle School.
Mr. Rivers believes a teacher who cares will motivate all his students to a higher level through caring, dedication, and analysis of their weaknesses and strengths. Mr. Rivers will notice all attributes of the students that will help the children learn more.