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Mr. Mark E. Russo

Principal Argonia Jr. - Sr. High


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Mark E. Russo Principal


I am excited to begin my first year as a Principal!! 

Prior to moving to Argonia, I taught Social Studies/Law at Garden City (KS) High School for 14 years. 

I graduated from Blue Hil (NE) High School in 1994. Blue Hill is a small community in South Central Nebraska, there 23 people in my graduating class.

After graduating from High School, I enlisted  in the US Coast Guard, After four years of service in New Orleans, LA and Alameda, CA. I went to Chadron State College (NE) and graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education. 

In 2004, I moved to Garden City, Kansas to teach High School Social Studies, as I decided to further my education, and I took the opportunity to study Building Leadership at Newman University in Wichita as I was teachin at GCHS.

In May of 2016, I graduated from Newman with a Masters Degree in Education (Building Leadership). I achieved my Administration License in Dec.. of 2016. In April of 2018, after applying for a few small town administration positions, I was offered the Principal's here at Argonia Jr-Sr. High School. 

My Family of 4 moved to Argonia this summer. My wife Nicole will be teaching 5th grade at the Elementary school. I am the proud father of two children, Olivia and Eli. Olivia is 5 years old and she will be starting kindergarten her in Argonia this year. Eli is 3 and loves to play with his countless trucks and Transformers. 

I hope to have a great and educational school year!! 




Principal's Office 620.435.6611 ext 2029 mrusso@argonia359.org