Mrs. Russell

6th Grade English Language Arts

Welcome to 6th Grade, welcome to Southern Middle School, and welcome to Mrs. Russell's 6th Grade ELA Class!

This is a very exciting year for all of us, a year of new beginnings, and I am excited to share this journey with you! Since we will be journeying together, I would like to take a moment to introduce myself. I grew up in eastern North Carolina and graduated from East Carolina University with both my BA and MA in Psychology. Go Pirates! I am licensed to teach K-9 ELA and Math, and am extremely excited to have found a home at Southern Middle School!

My husband is the Fire Inspector with the City of Graham, and we are blessed to have a son who is a Sophomore at SAHS, a daughter who is an 8th grader at SMS, and a very hyper, but cute, dog! In my spare time, you can find me reading, watching movies, visiting new places, hanging out at the beach, enjoying our boat, attending events at our church, or simply cherishing family time.

My teaching career started in the middle school environment 16 years ago, however the last 10 years have been spent either teaching or serving as Academic Coach at the elementary school level in the Alamance Burlington School System. I love to read and hope that together we can instill the love of great literature in all students with the goal of creating lifelong readers and learners.

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