Mrs. Shelly DuRussel – Principal

As principal of Robert. B. Havens Elementary school I would like to welcome you to our Swan Valley family.  I feel very fortunate to be a part of this excellent school district and I truly enjoy working with your children.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  I can be reached at 989.921.4201 or

A little about me and my background in education:

I earned my teaching degree, with a major in Spanish and a minor in Physical Education, from Central Michigan University.  I taught Spanish at North Branch High School for 13 years.  In addition to being very involved in various leadership activities within my school, I also coached students in various sports and levels from elementary through high school.

While teaching at North Branch I went on to earn my Master of Arts degree in Teaching from Saginaw Valley State University and later earned my Master of Arts degree in Principalship from Central Michigan University.  Additionally, I have my K-12 Administrative Certificate.  I am currently working on my Ed. Specialist degree at Saginaw Valley State University.

I was hired as the assistant principal at Swan Valley High School in 2010.  I was hired as the principal of Havens Elementary in the fall of 2012.  I am very proud to be a Viking!

In my free time I enjoy spending time with time with family and friends, volunteering at church, camping, traveling, and reading.

  CMU                                                                  SVSU


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