Mrs Claudia Russo

Learning Leader: Languages and Culture

In this edition of The Spotlight Series we get to know Mrs Claudia Russo, our Learning Leader: Languages and Culture. Claudia Russo is a highly experienced teacher who started at Kolbe this year having taught in five other Catholic Colleges, most recently Catholic Regional College, Melton.

Claudia Russo

What is your role at Kolbe?
Learning Leader: Languages and Culture

What does a typical day at Kolbe look like for you?
Being amongst the terrific students and staff at Kolbe; teaching and planning lessons as well as excursions. This year we are planning Italian Day.

What do you love most about working at Kolbe Catholic College?
Teaching junior students Italian and having lunch with my colleagues. Also, I love to organise incursions and Languages Week.

Quickfire Questions

What is your favorite book you have read?

Becoming, by Michelle Obama

What is your favorite travel destination?

The Amalfi Coast in the South of Italy.

What was your first job?

Working at Myer, in the Children's Department in the city, as a university student.

What is your hidden talent or something we mightn't know about you?

I am learning French and to play the piano. A very slow process I might add.

What is your favourite sporting team?

Carlton Football Club

What is your favorite quote?

Kindness is giving hope to those who think they are all alone in this world

Who is someone who inspires you?

Mother Teresa - such a loving, selfless and giving lady who inspires us all to give to the poor.

How do you think people would describe you?

Funny, loving and passionate about languages

What is your favorite joke?

What did the stamp say to the envelope? Stick with me and we will go places.

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what three things would you want to have?

My daughter, my husband and my mum. Obviously, I would like people to surround me and not things as such: but water, food and a good book would be helpful.