Erin Russo » Erin Russo

Erin Russo

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” -William Butler Yeats


I am thrilled to be joining the Placer family! I graduated from CSU Chico with a BA in Liberal Studies and am excited to be following my passion for education as the 5th grade ELA and Social Studies teacher this year. 


I grew up in nearby Granite Bay and have always been drawn to the beauty of Loomis and its close-knit community. I now live just minutes from Placer Elementary with my husband and two daughters, who will be in kindergarten and first grade this year. I love all things crafty, exploring the Folsom Lake trails, tidy spaces, and attempting to garden — there’s something very special about watching things grow. 


I believe that education isn’t something that just happens in a classroom; it is an approach to life, and it should be exciting and engaging. My goal is to provide substantive and effective instruction, but more than that, I hope to ignite the flames that turn into wildfires of passion for learning.