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Rock Solid Regent – Leslie Russell

02/27/2017 11:17 am

Leslie RussellCongratulations to our ROCK SOLID REGENT for the week, Leslie Russell from Rochelle, Ill. She is a senior special education major and was nominated by Associate Professor Lynn Stafford. Prior to attending RU Leslie earned her Associate’s Degree from Kishwaukee College. Professor Stafford shared that Leslie is passionate about working with students with disabilities. She enjoys her current work as a paraprofessional and is seeking to complete her initial teacher licensure in record time. She works with at the secondary level where she displays depth of knowledge in the field of special education. Professor Stafford also shared that Leslie “excels in her studies and will be a great asset to the profession.”

Leslie feels that Rockford University is a great place to study because it is close to home and work. Additionally, she is thankful that RU offers classes at night, weekends and online. This allows her to fit her academic goals into her busy schedule. After graduation she plans to work as a special education teacher in the Winnebago school district as well as begin work on her graduate degree. Congratulations Leslie on being a ROCK SOLID REGENT!