Khaniya Russell

Hometown: Houston, Texas
University: Trinity University
Teaching Interest: Social Studies

In college, Khaniya took an education seminar that focused on educational inequities in communities that reflected her own. Compelled to make a change, Khaniya realized she wanted to become a teacher. She credits her educators for instilling a sense of self-confidence that allowed her to overcome certain challenges and is determined to do the same for her students. Khaniya aspires to become a leader in education who fights for more equitable practices and systems. For her, kids should always be at the center. As an educator, that’s the world she is committed to creating.

"The influence of a good teacher can never be erased." - Unknown
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