Ms. Elizabeth (Beth) Brzinski

Phone: 651-325-2517

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Ms. Elizabeth (Beth) Brzinski

I grew up in Maplewood, and earned my undergraduate degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Go Badgers!).  I earned my master's degree from Saint Mary's University in Winona, MN.  Prior to coming to Capitol Hill in 2008, I taught 15 years at Cherokee Heights Elementary on the West Side.  I come from a family of educators, many of which taught in St. Paul.  My aunt was once a member of the Capitol Hill community when she was principal many years ago.  My husband's name is Darren, and I have two adult step-children and a grandson.  Heather lives close by with the little one, and Tyler lives at home working as a diesel mechanic.  We also have two fur babies living at home; our kitties Elvis and Milo.  I love spending time with our six year old grandson, motorcycling (passenger :), kayaking, traveling, reading, cats, coffee, and dark chocolate.  I so enjoy knowing more and more of the Capitol Hill students and their amazing families after finishing my eighth year here.  Last year I attended the eighth grade graduation of my first students at Capitol Hill...feeling very grateful to have been able to follow their achievements up to that moment!

I had a fantastic summer and am ready to begin the school year.  I was incredibly fortunate to take part in some international travel over the summer.  My nephew is involved in the Peace Corps. and was assigned to Madagascar!  My sister and I traveled to visit him and have him give us a tour around the "island".  : )   We had a fantastic time meeting the people, learning the culture, taking in the natural beauty, and attempting the language (Malagasy).

I look forward to meeting everyone in Sept. and having a spectacular year of learning together!

 

Beth Brzinski