Mike and Lurye Valaskatgis of Gloucester are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachelle to Stephen Russo, son of Nofrie and Angela Russo of Gloucester.
Rachelle is a 2006 graduate of Gloucester High School, and a 2010 graduate of Salem State College with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Psychology. She is currently employed at Essex Elementary School as a Kindergarten Teacher. Rachelle is pursuing a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education at Salem State University.
Stephen is a 2004 graduate of Gloucester High School. He is currently employed at the Building Center of Gloucester. Stephen is a local musician (drummer) who is traveling across the United States and Canada with the band "The Toasters" for their 30-year anniversary tour.
A July 2012 wedding is planned.