About Chester is Cool
Chester is Cool is dedicated to helping children become lifelong learners. Through the Russell’s Roving Reporters program, students learn digital literacy and life skills in order to become leaders in their community. Families can access hundreds of free online resources on our website and learn about different nonprofit organizations, events and ways to help improve education for all students.
Chester is Cool was founded by Sean Russell, a media producer with over 15 years of experience as an educator, technology specialist, and administrator. In 2005, he created the website and the puppet Chester D. Doogle as a way to entertain his students at Silver Ridge Elementary. Eventually, word began to spread, and other schools in South Florida began using the website.
Through Chester is Cool, elementary and middle school students are able to access hundreds of teacher-approved websites and watch content produced by other students. Our goal is to create an outlet where students can learn how to tell stories through video production. By introducing our Russell’s Roving Reporters program to schools across the country, we will be able to create a network of student producers that get to share positive news about their schools and community. This extends to producing stories about local nonprofit organizations, events, and community leaders.
Please contact us if you are interested in partnering with our organization.