• Who are you?...
    My name is Mrs. Russell and I am the Elementary Orchestra Teacher for Wettel, JD George, and McAllister Elementary School. I have been teaching for a few years now and have realized that elementary school is the place to be! I can still remember the day I was in forth grade and got the chance to play the VIOLA! It is my goal to bring that same excitement I felt to all students at VVS.
     
    Where are you from Mrs. Russell?...
    I grew up in Poughkeepsie, NY and graduated from Arlington High School in 2011. After graduation, I moved from the Hudson Valley to Albany, NY. It was in Albany where I received my Bachelors degree in Instrumental Music Education with a concentration in Viola Studies from the College of Saint Rose. After college, I taught part time at Holy Spirit, Mater Christi, and St. Ambrose Catholic School as an Elementary Orchestra Teacher. As much as I loved the Capital Region, I am very excited to call the CNY my new home, and can't wait to see what this school year will bring.
     
    What do you do in your free time Ms.T?...
    When I am not at school I like to hike with my dog, Winnie. I also really enjoy cooking and reading. When I have a free weekend, you can find me and my husband camping up in Redwood, NY. 
     
     
     
Mrs. Russell