Nidia Iveth Aguirre
(956) 698-0784

Dear Russell Family,

I am writing to introduce myself as the new Principal of Russell Elementary. After familiarizing myself with the roster of our faculty, staff, and support community, I begin this year with the utmost excitement and enthusiasm. I feel honored and privileged to be working alongside a team of dedicated professionals. You have prepared our students well and have shown our community that Russell Elementary is second to none.

Here at Russell we believe that every student is capable of learning, growing, a nd excelling while prioritizing their safety and the support of our educational community. It is with extreme confidence in our faculty that I look forward to instilling a positive student learning environment, high classroom goals, and effective student engagement.

As demands and complexities of teaching students increase, it becomes noticeably evident that we will need to work collaboratively to ensure that our students reach their full potential. We believe it is a collective responsibility to empower all students with the creative, intellectual, and decision making skills necessary to become academically, socially, physically, and emotionally sound.

Again, I would like to reiterate how excited and honored I am to be your principal and look forward to meeting each and every one of you individually. I am confident we will be able to provide each student with a truly exceptional and rewarding learning experience, one that creates opportunities beyond each student's imagination. Together, we will help Russell continue reaching new heights!

Along with the faculty and staff, I will work diligently to continue the legacy of success established at Russell. I look forward to building strong relationships with parents, students, and our educational community. Please know my door is always open. Feel free to contact me to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best year yet!

Dr. Susana Zapata Burguete
Russell Elementary