Russell Leone is an elementary teacher in Anne Arundel County. He is serving as the president of TAAAC (Teachers Association of Anne Arundel County). In addition to serving on the MSEA Board of Directors, Russell is the senior NEA Director for Maryland. Russell began his tenure on September 1, 2015. Russell grew up in Prince George's County and attended public school there, graduating from Bowie High School in 1987. Russell earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University. Russell has served members as a building representative, a member of the TAAAC Board of Directors, and as TAAAC secretary-treasurer. He currently serves as the MSEA Board liaison to the Leadership Development Committee.