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About Ms. Russell

Ms. Russell dedicates this teacher page to her beloved, late parents, Frank (Electrician) and Lorraine Russell (Teacher); Lorraine served the Jersey City School System for 35 years as Language Arts Teacher and Reading Specialist.
Ms. Russell's teaching style emphasizes the importance of nurture, humor, and structure of a responsive classroom culture. She executes teaching practices with respect to Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences (visual, verbal, logical, bodily, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalist), honoring the diverse learning styles of all students. She comes from a family of Educators and is proud to honor the tradition by carrying out the legacy. 
Ms. Russell is a proud alumna of the prestigious Saint Peter's University in Jersey City, New Jersey where she successfully completed rigorous training in the Caulfield School of Education. She acquired a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Master's Degree in the field of Reading, as she aspires to serve as a Reading Specialist and Supervisor in the future. Her passion for Education and superior academic performance was recognized throughout her collegiate career. Specifically, she earned the Silver Medal Award, Gold Medal Award, Distinguished Clinical Intern, and McNerney Medal at Commencement. Furthermore, Ms. Russell was selected to serve as the Graduate Assistant for the Education Department at SPU under the tutelage of the renowned Dr. Joseph Doria, Ms. Michele Cassaro, and Professor James Jacobson, whom she credits for her academic success at the University. 
Ms. Russell loves visiting Lake George, NY; jet-skiing, kayaking, parasailing, banana-boating, and hiking are among her favorite activities. As a proud Italian, her favorite meal is macaroni (it's gravy, not sauce!) and 
she is eager to work with your children this school year to ensure they are equipped with the skills required to master the components of the curriculum and help students emerge into successful, determined, independent members of society!
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Mary Russell
2nd Grade Teacher
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