•                                 Welcome Chandler Cheetahs! 

    To my first graders and families,

    My name is Laura Russell and I am over the moon excited to be a Chandler Cheetah, and for you to be in my class this year!

    I am very excited for this year and what it has in store for all of us. I am a first year teacher who graduated from the University of North Texas in December of 2020. Prior to finishing school, I was a paraprofessional for two years in Plano ISD. After graduating from North Texas, I made the decision on becoming a substitute in Allen ISD and to start fresh as a teacher for the Spring of 2021. April 29th 2021, I welcomed my daughter Emmerson. She is a beautiful, happy baby that loves to interact with anyone she meets. Along with my daughter, I have two wonderful dogs, Milo and Luna, and two bearded dragons.  

    As a first year teacher, I acknowledge that there is a lot to learn. As I have always told previous students, "I am here to learn everyday, just like you. We are always in this together." Therefore, I am very proud to say that we are going to be the best school family EVER! Welcome to first grade, my wonderful, beautiful, Russell Rams!