• Welcome to Dr. Cecala's Education Corner!

    Dear Students, Faculty, Staff, Parents, Community Members and Colleagues:

    I am thrilled to serve as 5th grade teacher at Rowlesburg School. It is a privilege to lead this learning community during a time of incredible change and tremendous possibilities. Our challenge is to embrace the future of the 21st century and assure that our students grow to become our future leaders.

    To our students, I ask that you reflect on your goals and strive to do your best every day. Know that administration, faculty, and staff are here to support and encourage you as you explore different opportunities and grow as learners. Remember that with these opportunities, come a personal and collective responsibility to be supportive of one another and our school. I will count on you to go beyond tolerance and treat all members of our community with respect.

    To our faculty and staff, I pledge my commitment to work together as we strive to fulfill our district's vision. A school that aspires to greatness can expect no less. To our parents and community it is essential that you take an active role in our students' success. Rowlesburg prides itself on the school spirit that our active parent group creates and maintains. It is crucial that we maintain parent involvement. I encourage you to get involved right away with our school. There is always an opportunity to lend a hand in many ways, and you will always find a teacher to welcome you with a smile! Our parents, teachers, students and staff work hard to create a respectful, responsible, and safe environment.

    Serving as teacher at Rowlesburg is as great an honor as it is a responsibility. I believe that the foundation of our future accomplishments will be to continue to provide our students with academic experiences that are rigorous, relevant and build lasting relationships. It is important that everyone who steps through our doors - staff, students, parents, and community members - are excited to be here! This attitude will allow us to embrace and meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive and nurturing environment. I look forward to meeting and working with you all.


    Russell Cecala, Ed.D

    Dr. Cecala's Professional Summary

    As the 5th grade teacher at Rowlesburg, I’d like to share a little about myself. I am originally from the Buffalo and Western New York area; my professional summary includes the following:

    • 11 years teaching in all academic subjects
    • 10 years in education administration that includes being an assistant principal, instructional mathematics coach, and principal
    • 3 years experience in academic business that includes being an educational consultant and a Tennessee Academic Specialist

      Dr. Cecala has returned to teaching at Rowlesburg School in Rowlesburg, West Virginia. He brings over 24 years of experience in teaching, administration, and private business. During his career Dr. Cecala has taught Mathematics, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, Foreign Languages, and Physical Education. Dr. Cecala in his spare time likes creating web pages, coaching soccer in the Preston County Soccer Club and is a proud member of the East Preston Lions Club.

      On my webpage, I have created a hyper-link library for elementary and middle school students, teachers, and parents. These contain cool links based on subject matter from Prekindergarten through Eighth grade. Enjoy!