My name is Sam Russell and this is my second year at Cotton Creek Elementary! I started working with kids in 2009 with the Jefferson County School Age Enrichment program at Van Arsdale Elementary. I was there for two years before going up to attend college at the University of Northern Colorado for a degree in Secondary Education. After UNC, I moved back down to Wesminster and had a stint working in customer service before I realized that was definitely not for me. I was a youth program leader for the City of Thornton summer camp for five years and have also officiated youth football for several seasons. Though this is only my second year at Cotton Creek, it is my fourth year in the Adams 12 district as I worked at Centennial Elementary as a BASE site lead and also Meridian Elementary as a Student Monitor. I'm currently pursuing an A.A. in Elementary Education from Front Range Community College and after I receive that I will be transferring to Metro for my B.A. in Elementary Education with a mathematics emphasis!