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Distinguished Teacher Margaret Russo

What advice would you give to people considering a career in teaching?

Being able to have a direct impact on children and their families is one of the most rewarding experiences in my occupation. You have begun your career with high hopes and expectation for making a positive impact in children's lives. If you have the commitment and the drive, and focus on the student's needs, you will succeed.

What's the best thing about teaching?

The biggest compensation for me personally is not what I have taught the children, but what they and their families have taught me.