Joanne Russo, Primary Guide

Joanne grew up in Cleveland, Ohio.  She received here B.A. degree in Journalism from Marquette University.  After moving home she worked as a writer and reporter for several Cleveland area newspapers as well as co-publishing Cleveland Racquet Sports.  From her she helped manage her family’s grocery business for four years before marrying and raising her three children.  Joanne went on to receive a diploma in Homeopathy, a yoga teacher’s training certificate and a master level in Reiki.  She taught yoga, meditation and Reiki while practicing homeopathy for ten years.  In 2014, Joanne moved to New York City and became an early childhood assistant Montessori teacher at Park West Montessori school while she pursued her Montessori teaching training.  She graduated with Primary Level Montessori credential for 3-6 year olds.  She also taugh yoga in the enrichment program at Park West Montessori.

Joanne is happy to be co-giude with Miss Tina in the Venice Classroom and part of the exceptional team of teachers at Cleveland Montessori.  In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga and meditation, biking, hiking, and reading.