Ann H. Russek has enjoyed several positions in her ongoing professional career. They include teaching at the elementary, middle, university and graduate levels of education. She has taught in and special education classrooms in the format of resource and gifted instruction.
Undergraduate work was completed at Maryville College of the Sacred Heart with graduate degrees, Master of Arts (Research) and Doctor of Philosophy, attained at Saint Louis University. Professional certification is held in the curriculum areas of Reading Specialist, English and Core Curriculum, kindergarten through grade 12. Certification also is held for the positions of principal and superintendent.
Ann Russek has served on the boards of Saint Louis University High School, St. Louis Metropolitan Consortium for Educational Renewal, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, and the Education Committee of Villa Duchesne – Oak Hill Academy.
She opened Dewey International Studies, a magnet school in the Saint Louis Public School District, and served in that district’s Central Office for 19 years monitoring the performance of principals at 34 schools. Dewey International Studies was recognized as a Gold Star School by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Red Book Magazine selected it as Best School in the State.