Announcing Strawberry Point's New Principal: Kimberley Russell
Dear Strawberry Point School Community,
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, it is my pleasure to announce Strawberry Point School’s very own Kimberley Russell as the new Principal of Strawberry Point School. We are confident that the Strawberry Point School staff, students, and community will continue to thrive under Ms. Russell’s leadership.
She fits the attributes that the staff and community desire in their leader; someone who is student-centric, a community builder, a skilled mediator, globally-minded, engaged in her work, collaborative, a communicator, supportive, visible, knows the school culture, empathetic, caring, and kind, and much more.
We will now begin the process for transition. We will be posting for our first grade teacher position and Mrs. Russell will provide specific details to these current students’ families. We are hopeful that Mrs. Russell will be fully serving in her new role by the beginning of November. Thank you for being part of our rigorous hiring process through your feedback and input.
We would like to surprise the students during tomorrow morning’s announcements (if school is still in session depending on PG&E Power Shut Offs), so please refrain from sharing this exciting news with your child.
Yours in Education,
Dr. Kimberly Berman
Kimberley Russell Bio
Kimberley Russell is a passionate leader who finds it both motivating and exciting to work with children, teachers, and parents in an environment that strives to continually improve student learning and achievement. Mrs. Russell believes that a high-quality education develops from a positive school environment that embraces a collaborative school culture. She values a child-centered approach to education that focuses on the whole-child.
Mrs. Russell is an exemplary classroom teacher and a proven educational leader with 23 years of experience, including five years as a vice principal. She has worked extensively with diverse learners in both the U.K. and U.S. Mrs. Russell has worked at Strawberry Point School in the Mill Valley School District for twelve years. Throughout her educational career, she has had the opportunity to teach grades 1-5 and has held many leadership positions.
Mrs. Russell received her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from San Francisco State University and holds an undergraduate degree, with honors, in English and Education from Leeds University in West Yorkshire, England.
Mrs. Russell lives in Novato with her husband and two sons. In her free time, she loves to swim, hike, travel and enjoy time at the beach with her family.