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Katie Russell

Position: Eighth Grade Math Teacher
School: Momence Junior High School
School District: Momence Community Unit School District #1
City, State: Momence, IL

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Katie Russell was nominated by a colleague who wishes to remain anonymous.

Ms. Russell consistently makes sure her students solidly understand eighth grade math. She always goes the extra mile for the students. She not only ensures the students know math skills, but she also helps them understand real world skills such as personal finances, budgeting, and what it's like to be an adult (purchasing cars, homes, etc.). 

“On top of all of that she does for her students, she is an amazing colleague,” explains her colleague. “Katie focuses on solutions to every problem, makes sure staff feel heard and understood, and works tirelessly to keep a positive culture on her grade level team, department team, and throughout the school.”