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Corbette Russell: Biography and Class Description

  I was fortunate to grow up in East Durham, a town full of culture and tradition.  It is the place that was once known for having Shamrocks painted down the road.  As a young adult I decided I wanted to make my home here, with my husband whocorbette russell was born in Ireland.  We have been married for 17 years and are raising our three boys with a sense of pride in their heritage.  I began my education at the Durham Elementary School, where I eventually obtained my first teaching position.  After two years, I then moved to the Cairo-Durham Middle School where I have been a special education teacher for the past 17 years.  My passion is to enrich children’s lives, to allow each child to reach their potential, meet their goals and achieve their dreams.


Children will experience an introduction to a collection of Celtic Fairy Tales and Stories. Fairy Tales and Stories will includie the Children of Lir, O’Sullivan’s Stew, Fiona’s Luck, and Tim O’Toole and the Wee Folk, “Hudden and Dudden and Donald O’Neary,” “Conal and Donal and Taig,” “The Old Hag’s Long Leather Bag,” “The Field of Boliauns,” and “The Sprightly Tailor”. Students will participate in activities and games related to the tales.