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Hi there! My name is Katie Russell and I am a first grade teacher at King Elementary. This year, I also have the privilege of being King's Building Literacy Expert. Each morning I provide reading intervention to many remarkable King students and support literacy instruction throughout the school. Each afternoon, I am in my first grade classroom teaching inquisitive, hardworking six- and seven-year-olds!
I graduated from Michigan State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. I also earned a Master's of Reading from Eastern Michigan University in 2014. This will be my eighth year of teaching first grade. I'm really looking forward to another great school year with the students, staff, and parents here at King!
When I'm not at school, I am at my home in South Lyon with my husband Daniel and crazy cat, Oliver. My students will hear lots of silly stories about him this year! I absolutely love baking, reading, traveling to new places, and cheering on my Spartans during football games. I feel extremely lucky to have such a wonderful family and job that I love!