"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me" -C.S. Lewis
Kristen Russo was born and raised in Monterey, and moved up to Castro Valley in the summer of 2018. She earned her Bachelor's degree at University of California, Davis and her teaching credential at California State University, Monterey Bay. She also studied fantasy literature abroad at University of Oxford. Above all, Ms. Russo loves to read! Her favorite books include the Harry Potter series, Pride and Prejudice, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Count of Monte Cristo. Aside from reading, she enjoys Disney, musical theatre (her top three musicals are Hamilton, Wicked, and Dear Evan Hansen), playing the ukulele, going to Giants games, cooking, and spending time with her friends and family. She is especially thrilled to be teaching first grade at Bay Elementary!
Ms. Russo, First Grade
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it" -Roald Dahl
"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." -J.K. Rowling
- District Tools I Use
Attendance: I take attendance using Aeries. You can stay on top of attendance through the Aeries Family Portal or Aeries App
Report Cards: I use Aeries to generate report cards. Families can view report cards through the Aeries Family Portal.