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Allison Russell, M.Ed.


Allison Russell is the guide in the Sunflower room. She enjoys sharing her love of reading and math through the Montessori materials in a happy, loving, fun environment. Allison joined Portland Montessori for her sixth years in Montessori in January of 2014. She has been an assistant, guide, and director/guide in Washington, DC, California and Portland Public School’s former Native American Montessori Grant Program. Allison studied Psychology at the University of Vermont. She received her AMI certification from the Washington Montessori Institute and her Masters in Education from Loyola University. She completed her certification for Administration of Schools for Young Children from Irvine Valley College. Allison spent six years as a stay-at home mom before returning to the Montessori classroom. Allison’s additional interests are camping, hiking, festivals, and baking which she shares with her husband Adam and two children, Dylan (6) and Cody (3).