Phone: 469-752-3140


Degrees and Certifications:

Elementary Education Degree at Florida State University k-6 Teacher Certification

Ms. Alexandra Russo

Second Grade Team Leader


Hello 2nd graders! I am so excited to be your teacher this year. My name is Ms. Russo and I am very new to Texas! I am going into my 6th year of teaching, but my first year at Shepard Elementary. I just moved here from South Florida and I will also be coaching high school volleyball over at Vines HighSchool.  I am super excited to meet all your friendly faces! Let’s make this an amazing year!

  • Ms.Russo's Class Schedule

    7:00 am - 7:30 am Early Morning Drop-Off. During this time, students will be either in the gym or in the cafeteria for breakfast until the 7:30 am bell rings

    7:30 am - 7:40 am Children arrive in their classrooms to unpack and do morning activities

    7:40 am The school day begins

    7:40 am - 8:00 am  Morning Work/Announcements/Morning Meeting

    8:00 am - 9:15 am Math

    9:15 am - 9:45 am  Intervention and Enrichment

    9:45 am - 11:45 am Language Arts

    11:45 am - 12:15 pm  Recess

    12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Lunch

    12:50 pm - 1:40 pm  Specials

    1:40 pm - 2:40 pm  Inquiry and Innovation

    2:45 pm End of the School Day and Dismissal


    Wednesdays 9:45 am - 10:30 am



    Tuesdays 8:00 am – 9:00 am

    Thursdays 9:05 am – 10:05 am


    Fridays 8:30 am - 9:00 am

  • Contact Information

    You may contact me on my classroom phone or email at any time and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.

    My conference time is 12:50 pm - 1:40 pm Wednesdays - Fridays. Mondays and Tuesdays are the same times but only on an as-needed basis as it is set aside for planning.

  • Second Grade Information

    Please see our Second Grade Department page for more Second Grade information.

    Shepard Second Grade Team Page

  • Special Announcements for Ms. Russo's Class

    General Announcements

    • For breakfast, kids who come in at 7:35 or later are sent to class with their trays to finish in the classroom. Anyone who comes in before that eats in the cafeteria and leaves at 7:40 to go to class. Those kids are not allowed to leave with breakfast items. Breakfast opens at 7:00. If your student plans on eating breakfast at school, please allow them enough time to get their breakfast and eat it in order to be in class on time at 7:40 ready to learn.

    October 2022

    October 1 - 6: Fall Book Fair Click for More

    October 4:  Kinder & 2nd Grade Holifield Science Learning Center Click for More

    October 4: Shepard Spirit Night @ McAlister’s Deli Click for More

    October 6: Art Night Click for More

    October 10 - 11: Student/Teacher Holiday

    October 11: Student Holiday/ Patent-Teacher Conferences

    October 13: 1st & 2nd Grade Cinderella Show at PSHS Click for More

    October 14:  Pride Rally Click for Schedule

    October 14: Red Ribbon Assembly Click for More

    October 24 - 28: Red Ribbon Week Click for More

    November 2022

    November 4: Shepard Fall Party and Color Run Click for More

    November 10: 3rd Grade Musical Click for More

    November 21 - 25: Thanksgiving Break

    December 2022

    November 30 - December 2: 5th Grade Camp Click for More

    December 1 - December 2:  1st & 3rd Grade Hearing & Vision Screening 

    December 8: Shepard Bedtime Story Night Click for More

    December 12: Shepard 4th & 5th Grade Winter Choir Concert Click for More

    December 15: Winter Parties Click for More

    December 16: Pride Rally Click for Schedule

    December 16: Shepard Holiday Sing Along Click for More

    December 17 - January 3: Winter Break - We will see everyone back on January 4th!

  • Favorites

    Favorite Snacks

    • Cheez-its
    • Goldfish

    Favorite School Drinks

    • Water

    Best Gift Card for $5

    • Chick-Fil-A

    Best Gift Card for More Than $5

    • Amazon

    Bonus School Supplies

    • 2nd Grade Reading Books


    • Coaching/Playing Volleyball

    T-Shirt Size

    • Medium

    Favorite Color

    • Teal

    Favorite Scents

    • Lavender

    Birthday (Month and Day)

    • August 14