About Me

Hello!  Bonjour!  Hola!  Hallo!
My name is Mary Russell.  I will be your physical education teacher this school year.  This is my 19th year teaching PE, and my 14th year teaching PE at El Capitan High School.   I have coached girls and boys volleyball for ten years. I graduated from San Diego State University w/ a physical education major.  I have a minor in Spanish.  I received my masters degree in arts of teaching from National University.   I come from a family of physical educators.  My dad and 3 older brothers taught or teach PE.
I am married to my husband Bruce for 30 years.  We have 4 awesome boys, David 27 years, Daniel 23 years, Tyler 22 years, and Trevor 20 years.  My oldest son David, is now teaching PE in San Jose.  My sons Daniel and Tyler will be teaching English in Austria and Spain, respectively.  
I also own La Mesa Appliance store in El Cajon with my husband.  When I am not teaching or working at La Mesa Appliance, I love to jog on the beach, go for a swim in the ocean, then lay out on the beach!  I also love to read a good book, and work the sudoku puzzle.
I am excited to meet new students, and learn more from those students I already know!  I am looking forward to a wonderful school year!