• About Me


     Maureen Russell
     Candlebrook Elementary
     Reading Specialist


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     "There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book."  - Frank Serafini 
         I have been a resident of Upper Merion for over forty years.  I am proud to live, and now work, in this wonderful district.  I am an Upper Merion high school graduate.  I hold a master's degree plus 30 credits from Cabrini College and St. Joseph's University.  I hold certifications as both a Reading Specialist and Elementary Educator.


         I live less than a mile from Candlebrook.  I hope you will see me walking to work when the weather is nice.  I have three sons, Colin, Patrick and Michael all graduates of Penn State University (Pat and Mike also graduated from UM).  They are all happily working and pursuing great careers.
       I believe enjoyment is the key to good reading. We can work together to create a love of reading in your child.  I will work to make your child successful and excited about learning and achieving.