After a hiatus from teaching, Katie Russell is excited to be working with students again teaching music at the ACLD Tillotson School. Katie is originally from Syracuse, NY and came to the Pittsburgh area to attend Carnegie Mellon University where she studied Clarinet Performance and received her Certificate in Music Education. Katie is also very active in music outside of school; she maintains a private studio where she tutors clarinet and saxophone students of all ages and levels and serves as the Operations Director for Azure Family Concerts, a Program of Autism Pittsburgh. She can also be seen performing as a freelance musician and teaches Zumba fitness at Carnegie Mellon. She is excited to get to know everyone in the Tillotson community!