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Department of Education at Southwest Baptist University

Questions? Contact

Dwight Haun
Department Chair & Director of Teacher Education
(417) 328-1717 or (417) 328-2043


Julie Bryant
Jennifer Fox
Dwight Haun
Charles Lentz
Tamara Samek
Colleen Shuler
John Wheeler

Mountain View faculty
Donna Depeé
Sarah Russback

Certification Officer and Coordinator
of Clinical Experiences
Ken Spurgeon


Sarah Russback
Sarah Russback
Sarah Russback
Coordinator of Teacher Education,
Associate Professor of Education
SBU Mountain View Campus
209 W. First Street (P.O. Box 489),
Mountain View, MO 65548

Courses Taught: Children’s Literature, Teaching Reading / Language Arts I & II, Teaching Integrated Science, Teaching Diverse Learners, Field Experience 2 in Elementary School, and Student Teaching in the Elementary School (supervisor of student teachers.)

Why do you like teaching at SBU-Mountain View? "I consider SBU at Mountain View to be the mission field where God has called me to be. It is indeed a privilege teaching at the Mountain View Center. The educational environment is inviting and caring and I love interacting with the nontraditional students and being able to share my teaching and learning experiences with them. Helping to prepare students to be effective future teachers is an honor."

Educational and Professional Background: Russback earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from SBU; a Master of Science in Elementary Education (Early Childhood Emphasis) from SMSU in Springfield, Missouri; a Specialist in Community College Teaching (SCCT) with an emphasis in Community College Administration from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Sarah Russback holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

Russback has a lifetime certificate in elementary education (1-6), a lifetime certificate in vocal music (K-9), and is also certified in early childhood education (Pre-K - 3). Before coming to SBU, she taught elementary music for seven years, kindergarten for four years, and first grade for three years.

Faith Dedications: Russback is a member of the Many Springs Baptist Church in Alton, Missouri, where she serves as a Sunday School Teacher, pianist, and music director. She also teaches classes in Vacation Bible School and occasionally helps lead the music at the associational camp during the summer.

Family: Sarah is married to David Russback and they live in Alton, Missouri. Their oldest daughter, Katherine, is a 2010 SBU graduate and teaches preschool in Hartville, Missouri. Kristina, is currently a senior in high school and will be attending SBU in the fall Semester, 2011. Kari is a sophomore in high school.