We are excited to be welcoming our new cohort of teachers next week! For those of you working at YES Prep West, take a look at a tour of your campus with one of your fellow teachers, Melissa Russo.
What is your name? What is your role on campus?
I’m Melissa Russo, and I teach 6th grade math intervention at YES Prep West!
What neighborhood is your school in?
The Harwin/Chinatown neighborhood.
Describe your campus culture in three words.
Consistent. Committed. Teamwork.
Where is your favorite place to work on campus?
I really like the upstairs teacher’s lounge or Mr. Dowdy’s couch!
What is one surprising or quirky fact about your campus?
A few teachers have adopted their animals from the area around YES Prep West – shout-out to Bear, Lily and Rudy!
What is your favorite annual event at school?
Senior Signing Day and Spring Trip!
Where are some great places to eat nearby?
Tejas Taco House (It’s a West secret – so good), Chick-Fil-A and Subway are all close to campus.