Deb Russell

  • Math educator at elementary, middle, and high school levels
  • Textbook contributor


Deb Russell is a former writer for ThoughtCo. She is an experienced teacher who has taught elementary, middle, and high school students. Russell has presented math professional development workshops to hundreds of teachers throughout her school board and educational jurisdiction. She has been seconded to the Canadian government ministry to support math implementation of key resources and materials. Russell has also written for text publishers and reviewed and provided feedback to core math text publishers.


Russell holds a B.A., B.Ed., and two Specialists as well as principal's qualifications. She has been trained in numerous Canadian government ministry initiatives to support numeracy.

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

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