Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Russo is a traditional oil painter trained in the classical style. Throughout her education she has studied drawing and painting and has won numerous awards. She has earned her Bachelor's of Fine Arts and Master's in Education in curriculum and instruction. She comes to Harbour View Elementary with years of experience as Lake Weir Middle Schools art teacher and adjunct art Professor for Barry University. She was Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year at Lake Weir Middle School. In addition, she was an advisor on a committee to realign the Marion County Art Educational Standards. She currently is working on her Masters of Fine Arts. Ms Russo has been an intricate part of her community through public art projects, an organizer of art events, art judge and art advisor. In her professional career as an artist she has done large scale mural projects, restorations, masterpiece replication, workshops and demonstrations, performance painting, set design, and portraiture. Many of you may have seen her work in the Village View Community Church or her Horse Fever Horse of "Mask herd rade". The only thing she loves more than painting, is sharing her love for the arts with young pupils. She looks forward to an enlightening year and knows that each and every pupil will develop a love for the Arts, through technique, aesthetics, criticism, and art history.