Dr. Charvez Russell
Education has always been at the fore front of Dr. Charvez Russell’s life growing up in a family involved in education in many capacities. After graduating from Mississippi College in Clinton, MS with a B.S. in Biology, he started his professional career in Canton, MS as a math teacher in a high school alternative setting. He moved to Minnesota in 2002 where he continued to teach math and science to middle school students in the Minneapolis Public Schools at City View Community School.
After teaching for three years, Russell decided to go after his passion for business and went back to school to get his MBA from the University of Phoenix. Upon graduation he joined Avis Budget Group’s leadership team at the Minneapolis/St. Paul location where he remained for 8 and a half years. During this time he obtained his Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership also from the University of Phoenix. He returned to education in 2014 and is currently the executive Director for Friendship Academy of the Arts.