About Russo...
Subject / Grade English 9 and AVID
Room: E211
Phone: (480) 883-5196
Email: Russo
"The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon."
-- Robert Cormier

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My Education and Professional Background

I have taught English since 1998, previously at Highland High School in Gilbert, Perry High School, and now at Hamilton. I have taught Freshmen English, Freshmen Honors English, Sophomore English, Sophomore World History/ English Block, Sophomore Honors English, and am currently teaching Freshmen On-Level and Freshmen AVID. I hold a B.A. in Education with an Emphasis in English from Arizona State University and a Masters of Education with an emphasis in Counseling from Northern Arizona University. For a period of four years, I was also a class facilitator for the University of Phoenix.

My Educational Philosophy

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. Aristotle

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