My name is Samantha Russo and I am from Brooklyn, NY. I am the youngest out of my two sisters and one brother. However, my family would not be complete without my dog, Chloe! I just recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Joseph’s College with a BA in Early Childhood/ Childhood Special & General Education. During my college career, I have spent many hours student teaching at both P.S. 207, as well as P.S. 222. Being that i just graduated this past May, this will be my very first year as a classroom teacher. I have, however, been a dance teacher for the past 5 years at In the Spotlight Dance Studio in Marine Park. With this position, I teach dance skills and choreograph routines for both the recreational students and competition team. I am looking forward to now extend my teaching knowledge to the classroom environment here at Good Shepherd Catholic Academy.