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Jack Russell

As a Marketing Manager for Gaggle, Jack Russell is passionate about education and keeping students safe. Jack has two decades of marketing experience, previously working with brands such as McGraw-Hill and Safelite Group. His volunteer efforts are focused on students and include serving on his district’s Academic Advisory Committee, co-captaining an elementary All Pro Dad chapter, and coaching youth baseball.
26 Feb 2021

Observing Self-Injury Awareness Day

Monday, March 1 is Self-Injury Awareness Day—an annual day of observan...

09 Feb 2021
Student Mental Health | 2 min read

The 20–21 School Year: How Are Students Doing So Far?

We recently released a report detailing the alarming increases in stud...

18 Dec 2020
Student Mental Health | 1 min read

Can Winter Break Still Be Wonderful This Year?

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams has always...

19 Nov 2020
Student Safety | 2 min read

How AUPs Safeguard Students and Schools

School districts have an obligation to keep students safe in both the ...

20 Oct 2020
Student Safety | 2 min read

Are Elementary Students Safe Online?

With all of the efforts to drive mental health awareness—including the...

28 Sep 2020
Gaggle | 1 min read

Expanded Gaggle Coverage of Microsoft Teams

11 Aug 2020
Distance Learning | 4 min read

Take Good Care of Yourself. We Need You.

“Why can’t we get into Schoology today?” “Can you please remind us how...

29 Jun 2020
Student Safety | 1 min read

Summer Break: No Time to Pump the Brakes on Student Safety

26 May 2020
Distance Learning | 2 min read

Mental Health Awareness: How Is Distance Learning Affecting Teachers?

COVID-19 has changed the way we live and educate—both in recent months...

09 Dec 2019
Student Safety | 1 min read

New Secret Service Report Reveals Indicators of School Violence

A recently released report by the U.S. Secret Service National Threat ...

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