Mr. Russell

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Philip Russell  
6-12 Principal
Testing Coordinator
Dual Credit/Internship

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Welcome to Selby Area School!

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students of Selby Area School,

I hope you are enjoying the remainder of your summer! Whether you are working, playing, or relaxing, I hope you are building relationships, learning new skills and being safe! These are the same goals I have for our upcoming school year.

Last year was a great year and I am looking forward to another one. Some memories that stick out are: the Hiddenwood Adventure Day with the class of 2024 dressing up in masks and dominating ultimate frisbee, Mr. Hilzendeger and I upholding an undefeated record in Ping Pong against the Students of the Month, several students from the Class of 2023 scoring a PLATINUM on the NCRC Test, and maintaining a safe school environment!

I am excited to continue to get to know each of you and look forward to working with you as we help your student/s reach their fullest potential. Please feel free to stop in or reach out with any questions/concerns or to take a tour of our great facilities and programs!  And remember, the best way to stay connected for the latest news and information is to download Selby Area’s Apptegy App 

As Principal, I am very excited about the many opportunities that our school district has to offer.  Our faculty and staff are a dedicated team of professionals that will do everything in their power to "provide life-long learners with the knowledge and skills for success— today and tomorrow.”

If you have any questions about the Selby Area School District, please feel free to contact me at  

Release the Wolverines,

Philip Russell



2022 - Present Selby Area School District
6-12 Principal / Testing Cord / Dual Credit

2012 - 2022 Mobridge Pollock High School
CTE Welding/Manufacturing Instructor

2007 - 2012 Tillamook School District
CTE Carpentry / Agriculture / Math

MS - Education
Certificate: STEM Education
2011 -Valley City State University

BS - Agricultural Science
Concentration: Ag. Business
Minor: Coaching
2006 - Dickinson State University

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults! -Frederick Douglas

Ben Franklin