Flagler Schools Mourns

Flagler Schools Mourns
Posted on 12/09/2020

It is with great sadness that Flagler Schools Superintendent Cathy Mittelstadt announces the passing of James “Tom” Russell, who served as principal of Flagler-Palm Coast High School. Superintendent Mittlestadt says, “The Flagler Schools family sends our prayers to Julie Russell and her children. Tom was a valued member of our district, a person everyone leaned on for advice and counsel. He was quick with a smile and word of encouragement. He had the ability to bring calm to the most hectic moments.”

Flagler County School Board Chairman Trevor Tucker adds, “We were all elated when Tom agreed to come to Flagler County to become FPC’s principal. To have an educator of his stature and experience was invaluable. He truly cared about everyone on that campus. This is a loss, not only for Flagler-Palm Coast High School and Flagler Schools but for all of us in education in the state.”

A crisis response team of counselors will be on the Flagler-Palm Coast High School campus to support those dealing with this loss for as long as needed.

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