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Marsha K. Russell

teacher photoMarsha K. Russell, a lifelong Texan, earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Southwestern University, and a Master of Arts in English Literature at the University of Texas at Austin, where she has also done post-graduate work. During the first seven of her sixteen years as a public school teacher in Austin, she taught seventh and eighth grade English and American History, and during the past nine years she has been on the faculty of the Liberal Arts Academy, a magnet school for gifted students housed at A. S. Johnston High School. Here she has created programs in Humanities—World History examined through the lens of art, literature, music, architecture, city layouts, law codes, religious traditions, and other human products—and its logical successor, Advanced Placement* Art History. In the course of her career, she has mentored fellow teachers, conducting workshops on the use of art in teaching history and acting as an AP® Art History Summer Institute trainer. Named a Tracor Teacher-Scholar, she has received teaching grants from the Texas Council on the Humanities and the Austin Area Junior League.

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