Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Public Administration, K-8 Teaching Certification, M.S. Educational Administration, National Boards- Middle School Science
Welcome to my website. I look forward to working with you this year. I am Mrs. Russell ,the 6th grade science teacher here at Stetson Hills. I am a mother of two: my son is a Mechanical Engineer for Apple in Cuppertino, CA, and my daughter is a second year student on her way to earning her Doctor of Physical Therapy at A.T.Still University in Mesa. I am married to Mark, my loving and supportive husband. I have been teaching for twenty four years, and have enjoyed watching the excitement in students' faces throughout the years. I earned my Bachelor's Degree at the University of the Pacific, my Master's Degree at Indiana University and continue to take courses to enrich my teaching. In November 2007, I became Nationally Board Certified in Science for grades 5 - 8, and have completed the District's Technology classes (DVTechPro). Currently, I take iTeach professional development and work with teacher candidates.
This year I will have TWO student teachers: Mr. Milakovich and Mr. Valdez!!!! We will introduce ourselves in Canvas, our learning platform, via short videos. Of course, we are also excited to meet and get to know you on Zoom!!!
Let's have an exciting year!