photo of Lorelei Russell

Lorelei Russell (Mrs. Russell)

Date of hire: February 2003

My favorite children's book/story:

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

I love the playful , creative nature of the book and the reassuring voice of Mama Bunny who will always love her little bunny no matter where he goes.

Fun facts about me:

I am a St. Patty's Birthday Baby. My mother was also a teacher.

Why did you decide to work with preschoolers?

I love children and education (teaching) so it seemed a natural fit.

What do you love the most about teaching/working with little ones?

I love the preschoolers' personalities ... their innocence, ability to express joy and wonder. It's fun to observe the changes over a year in social behavior and the progress they make. They grow so much! I love listening to their conversations, and the way they express things, and especially their laughter.

From your perspective, what makes the Children's Center so special?

I think many elements make the Children's Center special. The staff to me is incomparable in dedication, creativity and caring. The wonderful families that come here make our school special and our director who does a fabulous job!