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Honoring CHA Teacher, Miss Robin Russell

Every student who has ever attended CHA in 7th or 8th grade has had Miss Russell as a teacher. She was one of the first six faculty members hired in 1984 to teach at the newly established Christian Heritage Academy – and since then she has impacted the hearts and minds of hundreds of students.

Currently serving as middle school Science Teacher, middle school Homeroom Teacher, and Coordinator of Curriculum, Miss Russell is a godly role-model who has a unique gift for connecting with young teen students and addressing their needs during this important time in their development.

Over the years, Miss Russell has invested her heart in the mission of CHA. Reflecting on her service at the school, she shared that “I would not be the teacher that I am today if God had not led me to Christian Heritage Academy. CHA is a supportive community where teachers are encouraged to strive for excellence. Working with families who have sacrificed so much for their children to come to CHA has made teaching both a profession and a ministry. It has truly been a blessing in my life.”

Miss Russell has a BA in Literature from Wheaton College, and an MA in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Science from Concordia University.

Loved by her colleagues, students, parents, and alumni, we celebrate Miss Russell and are grateful for all that she has contributed over the years.  Here are some ways you can join with us as we congratulate and honor her on her faithful 34 years of service to the Lord at CHA:

  • Join us at the CHA Benefit, Saturday April 21, 6:00-9:00 PM
    The program during this event will include recognition and honor of Miss Russell as she retires at the end of this school year. We would love to have as many current and alumni families there to wish her well. We encourage you to attend this wonderful event…you may even want to get together with some CHA friends to purchase a table!  Register for the Benefit here.


  • Write a note of appreciation to Miss Russell
    We will be collecting cards and notes of appreciation for Miss Russell through Monday June 1, 2018.  These may be mailed, emailed or dropped off at the CHA office to the attention of Janis Kahren:

Janis Kahren
Christian Heritage Academy
315 Waukegan Road
Northfield, IL 60093

  • Join us for a special Chapel and Reception
    Please join on Friday, May 25 for a special chapel service in which Miss Russell will share her story of “Running with Jesus,” our chapel theme this spring. Please feel free to stay afterward for an informal reception with Miss Russell.

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