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Russ Hammer

Welcome, Thanks for Stopping By! 
My younger years were spent in Edgerton, WI, just south of Madison, where I worked at several swimming pools and farms.  After high school I attended UW Madison and UW Whitewater.  My life as a math teacher began in 1991, and except for a couple years away from schools as a stay-at-home dad, I have been teaching.  At Grantsburg Middle School I teach 7th grade math, 8th grade math, 8th grade Algebra, 8th grade Web Design, and 7/8 Engineering.

When I'm not busy with school, I like to bike, hike, kayak, garden, play Frisbee, and work on whatever needs to be worked on!  Time spent with family is precious to me.  

My Strength Finder Strengths
  • Developer - Developers recognize and cultivate the potential in others. They spot the signs of each small improvement and derive satisfaction from these improvements.
  • Relator - Relators enjoy close relationships with others. They find deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal. 
  • Adaptability - Adaptability people prefer to “go with the flow.” They tend to be “now” people who take things as they come and discover the future one day at a time.
  • Harmony - Harmony people look for consensus. They don’t enjoy conflict; rather, they seek areas of agreement.
  • Analytical - Analytical people search for reasons and causes. They have the ability to think about all the factors that might affect a situation.

Some of my favorite quotes 
  • "Failure is an event, not a person."
  • "'I want to hire employees who can't do math.'  Said no boss ever."
  • "I always get to where I'm going by walking away from where I have been."
  • "The things that make me different are the things that make me."
  • "A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference."
  • "Any day spent with you is my favorite day."


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