Jeanne Russell

Jeanne received her bachelor’s in anthropology from UC Berkeley and her master’s in education from UC Davis. She later received a joint master’s in journalism and Latin American studies from New York University. She spent several years as a teacher in New York City, Tokyo and Guatemala City. She began her journalism career along the U.S. Mexico border and spent 10 years at the San Antonio Express-News as a reporter and editor. She served as communications director and education advisor to Mayor Phil Hardberger, and Education Policy Advisor to Mayor Julián Castro. She and her husband live in Southtown where her two children are enrolled in Bonham Academy’s dual language program. Fun Fact: Jeannerussell (all one word makes it more awesome) drinks her morning coffee out of a chalice.

A Look Back on 2013

By Jeanne Russell, SA2020 Chief Strategist   It’s been a whiplash-inducing year for me personally, leaving Mayor Castro’s office after the passage of Pre-K 4 SA to join SA2020, a fledgling nonprofit with about 6 years to help our city

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