Student Services

Contact Info:

Phone: 603-786-9591 ext 102

Email: jtorsey@pemibaker.org

Principal -Mrs. Jonann Torsey

I have lived my whole life immersed in the awesome culture and climate of the lakes region of New Hampshire. I have a B.A. in Chemistry from St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH, and a MEd. in Science Education, as well as, a CAGS in School Leadership from Plymouth State University. I taught Chemistry at the New Hampton School for 24 years, serving as Academic Dean/Dean of Faculty for the last 12 of those years. Following NHS, I served as a teaching principal at Piermont Village School for 7 years prior to coming to Russell Elementary School in the summer of 2014.

At RES, we strive to engage all students in rich learning experiences including student government, robotics, world languages through Middlebury online courses, community-based learning experiences that embrace our geographic location, and immersion in authentic reading, writing, and problem-solving at each students’ preferred level. The Rumney Community and Russell Elementary School staff and students are beyond compare! Our teachers are talented and experienced, and exceptionally dedicated to the growth of their students; we are motivated to serve our community every day.


Contact Info:

Phone: 603-786-9591 ext. 122

Email: bwisner@pemibaker.org

Nurse - Mrs. Brooke Wisner, RN


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Phone: 603-786-9591

Email: jhancock@pemibaker.org

Special Education K-4 - Mrs. Jill Hancock

I am in my sixth year as a Russell Elementary Bear! This is my fourth year as a special education teacher! I have taught primary grades and also worked in a resource room. I LOVE to read and to teach my students how to improve their reading skills! I have two children who I love to read with and enjoy skiing in the winter.

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. " Dr. Seuss


Contact Info:

Phone: 603-786-9591

Email: cdemler@pemibaker.org

Special Education 5-8 - Mrs. Carla Demler

"Hogwarts wasn't hiring so I teach muggles instead!"

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Phone: 603-786-9591

Email: ckeyser@pemibaker.org

Speech - Ms. Cammey Keyser