New to the district, Kate Russell brings her worldly experiences to the halls of Gabriola Elementary. Born in Regina, growing up in Victoria and working on the other side of the world in Egypt, Kate shares stories of living in Oak Bay, teaching in communities across B.C. and boarding a plane set for the Middle East. She’s worked in and visited more than a dozen countries before settling back in on Vancouver Island. She’ll share her stories of cultural differences and the experiences her daughter had growing up in the desert surrounded by millions of people to a community of 1,500 in the mountains of B.C.