I am a docent at San Juan Capistrano Mission. On June 5, 2012 a gentleman teacher and his fourth graders visited the Mission and I was priveleged to be their docent. Having been a former elementary school master teacher I was especially aware of the outstanding teaching skills and leadership qualities of this teacher. He was unusually knowledgeable about the Missions and became my helpful partner in presenting this historic treasure to his fourth graders.The interaction between him and the children was a joy to see. Their was mutual respect along with an unusual esprit d'corps and camraderie. Bravo to Russell School's outstanding educator who unfortunately I am not priveleged to name.
This school has a number of good teachers but unfortunatly there is not much parent involvement which makes for little communication and follow up for your child .Russell does have after school activities though but sadly they are limited to a small staff.