Principal's Corner

Mr. Russell J. Bates Principal

About Mr. Bates

Mr. Bates' career as an educator began in 1993 at the Manzanola School District. He spent seven years with the Bobcats as a teacher and coach. In 2000, Mr. Bates began his career as a school administrator at Rocky Ford High School where he spent two years as the assistant principal and four years as the building principal. In 2006 Mr. Bates began his tenure as the principal of Fowler Jr/Sr High School. Mr. Bates is a 1987 graduate of Fowler High School.

Mr. Bates is married to wife Shaleen who is also employed at Fowler School District. They have two sons; Brennan and Braxton. Some of Mr. Bates’ interests include playing golf, camping, fishing, and Notre Dame Football.

Education: 1987 Graduate of Fowler High School 1993 – BS from the University of Southern Colorado 1997 – MA from Adams State College 2001 – Educational Leadership Endorsement from Adams State College