Message from the Principal

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Mr. Jason Russell
Phone (270) 887-7290
Dear Pembroke Owls!

Welcome to Pembroke Elementary School!  We sincerely hope that your time with us is enjoyable, productive, and rewarding.  

I am very humbled and honored to serve as your Pembroke Elementary principal.  Together with our outstanding educators, dedicated staff, and supportive parents, we will continue to create an environment where every child can flourish academically, socially, and emotionally.  I look forward to leading Pembroke Elementary as we build on our strong foundation to provide a positive and enriching educational experience for all of our students. 


On a personal note, I was born and raised in Christian County and graduated from Christian County High School.  I completed my bachelor’s degree in physical education from Murray State University in 1998.  I also hold a Rank I certification and a master’s degree in school administration from Murray State and I have served in school leadership for over 20 years.


I began my career with Christian County Schools in 1999 at South Christian Elementary where I served as a physical education teacher. In 2004, I  joined the school’s administrative team as assistant principal where I remained for 10 years. In 2014, I was named Interim Principal at Lacy Elementary, serving until the school’s closure. I have since been at Pembroke Elementary as assistant principal.  


At Pembroke Elementary, our guidelines for success are Pembroke Owls are WISE ~ Willing to learn, Improve ourselves daily, Show respect and kindness, and Exhibit cooperation.  


Please know that my door is always open to you.  My leadership team stands ready to serve and assist you throughout the year.  I encourage you to contact us to learn more about how you can become involved as a volunteer or join our PTO program. 


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at or call 270-887-7290.

Go Owls!