Jamestown Public Schools is proud to announce that Katie Russo has been appointed the new principal at Lincoln Elementary School. Mrs. Russo, a Jamestown High School graduate, also attended Lincoln School. She has been a fourth grade teacher at C.C. Ring Elementary School since 1994.
“Mrs. Russo’s knowledge of curriculum and instruction and her years of experience as an educator in our district at the elementary level, along with her leadership skills, make her the right fit to serve as principal at Lincoln Elementary School,” said Tina Sandstrom, Director of Elementary Education.
Mrs. Russo holds an Advanced Certificate in School Building Leadership, a Master of Science in Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction, and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Early Childhood from the State University of New York at Fredonia.
“I am a firm believer in the tradition of excellence in the Jamestown Public Schools,” said Mrs. Russo. “I have had the privilege and honor of teaching in elementary education in Jamestown for almost 19 years. I look forward to the opportunity to use that experience in my new role.”
Her professional responsibilities have included: Grade Level Chairperson, Parent-Teacher Association Liaison, Scheduling Committee member, School Improvement Team member, Character Education Team member, Building Representative for Science, PBIS member and Common Core Leadership Team.
Mrs. Russo has participated in many professional development opportunities including: Summer Reading Institute, Differentiated Instruction in Language Arts, Inclusion and Co-teaching, Step Up to Writing with Maureen Auman, Guided Reading, Reading First Online Academy, Crisis Prevention Intervention, Ruby Payne and Generational Poverty, Harcourt Training, Training in School Violence Prevention and Intervention, SIOP Training for English Language Learners, Common Core and Castle Learning.
Mrs. Russo is actively involved in many organizations including: Delta Kappa Gamma International Society, Jamestown Teachers Association and Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. She is a member and Eucharistic Minister of the Holy Apostles Parish, JHS Marching Band Booster and the YMCA Jets Swim Team Parent Group.
Mrs. Russo lives in Jamestown with her husband, Matt and their children, Ben and Sarah.