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Mrs. Carissa Rusnak
M.A.T - Oakland University
B.S. - Eastern Michigan University
School Administrator Certificate
Professional Teaching Certificate
Mrs. Carissa Rusnak is passionate about education and has practiced in the field since 2004. She received her undergraduate degree (Magna Cum Laude) at Eastern Michigan University and went on to earn her Master's Degree in Teaching Reading and Language Arts (Summa Cum Laude) from Oakland University in 2011. Mrs. Rusnak earned her K-12 Administrator's license in July of 2021, attending courses through the Michigan Department of Education.
Mrs. Rusnak has worked for The Leona Group since 2013 and has been a proud member of César Chávez Academy High School's educational team since 2015. Since 2004, Mrs. Rusnak has served in educational roles such as content teacher, Reading Specialist, and English as a Second Language teacher. In 2022, Mrs. Rusnak was elevated as CCAH's Assistant principal, supporting staff and students daily. Now as a school leader, she is determined to help students reach their career and college goals.