Meet the Principal

Welcome to Russo/McEntee - Home of the Huskies!

Principal - Tanu Kohli


Hello Russo/McEntee Huskies!

I am incredibly excited to be the Principal of Russo/McEntee Academy and to be a Huskie! I feel honored to be part of such an inspiring and dedicated community that deeply cares about our students. This includes PTA, staff, neighbors, families, and community members all working together for our students.

Born and raised in India, I truly understand what it means to be an immigrant. I also understand the challenges our families and students being English Language Learners. However, I see them not as challenges but as strength. Being a bilingual educator I embrace diversity. I have been part of the Alum Rock community since 2010 working as a special education teacher, instructional coach, and most recently as the assistant principal of Aptitud Academy at Goss. During my time at Alum Rock, I have worked with numerous students, families, teachers, administrators, and district staff. 

I have stayed in education for 18 years because I deeply care for the children and want to be part of their lives when the foundation for their educational journey is being laid. I wish for all children to have an equal opportunity for success and I understand that it is not a small task. It takes a strong partnership between home and school. This partnership between home and school is key for a child’s success and I am looking forward to building a lasting relationship with each of you.


Warmest regards,

Tanu Kohli

Principal, Russo/McEntee  Academy