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All About Me

Hi, my name is Kim Russell and I was born in a small town not too far from here, located in Illinois. A little about myself, I was recently working toward my teaching degree in Iowa and came back to my hometown this past year. Therefore, this is my first year as a teacher and I could not be more excited. My number one, fun fact about myself is that I am a twin and have three older brothers. As you can see, I come from a large and loud family where I was lucky enough to try out many sports. Throughout my experiences with several sports, volleyball won me over. I continued this passion in college as well, where I not only was a college student but a college athlete. Staying active has always been of importance to me and has also been a huge involvement to the special friendship’s I have built till this day. 
It is important to me to create positive relationships with those around me, and it is my goal to share that positivity and be someone you can lean on. Overall, my objective is to create an excellent learning environment here at Lakewood Elementary School and to help each student grow not only in their education but in their confidence and optimism as well. 
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller
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