Mr. Orton

Hello My Name Is...

Russell Orton

Mr. Orton

I was born in England, raised in Oklahoma for my Elementary years, moved to Kansas City and went to Junior High, graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School in 1979. I went to Junior College for 1 year before going to Emporia State University and earning a Bachelor's of Science in Education in 1984.
I have 5 children:Chad 30, Travis 25, Aimi 21, Madison 20 and Gavin 12. I have a grandson Ethan 8. I enjoy watching sports (live and TV), reading and playing with Gavin and Ethan when I can. 
I spent 14 years in the classroom teaching Business, Computers and Physical Education. I also coached Football, Basketball, Volleyball and Track during that time.
In 1997, I began my time as a school administrator. I have served as a principal and assistant principal at various school districts. My last position was a principal at Stafford High School. I am very happy to be here for my third year at Parsons High School. It's a great day to be a Viking!