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Contact Information for
Cole County R-1 School District

Cole County R-1 Elementary
13111 Park St.
Russellville, MO  65074
Phone:  573-782-4814
Fax:  573-782-3435

Cole County R-1 Middle School
13111 Park St.
Russellville, MO  65074
Phone:  573-782-4915
Fax:  573-782-3775

Cole County R-1 High School
13600 Rt. C
Russellville, MO  65074
Phone:  573-782-3313
Fax:  573-782-3262

Perry Gorrell

Special Services Director
Lori Clark

Elem/Middle School Principal
Tina Kauffman

Elem/Middle School Asst. Principal
Katherine Distler

High School Principal
David Volkart

Parents as Teachers

PAT calendar

PAT calendar


  • Guidance and information before your baby is born to help
    you prepare for the important job of being a parent
  • Personal visits by certified parent educators trained in
    child development
  • Group meetings with other parents to gain new insights,
    share experience, and discuss topics of interest
  • Information on what to look for and expect as your child
    grows and develops to be ready for kindergarten
  • Periodic checkups of your child's educational and sensory
    (vision and hearing) development

Heidi Nichols
Heidi Nichols

Jana Thompson
Jana Thompson

Lauren Novak
Lauren Novak


 PAT Office

Parents as teachers

During the years between birth and kindergarten, there are important times when specific kinds of learning... language, social, thinking, and basic motor skills... must take place for your child to develop to the fullest.  Parents as Teachers, a parent organization, can help you capture those windows of opportunity so your child starts school ready to succeed.  It's free for all parents and participation is voluntary.

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