My name is Chuck Gunsten and this is my third year teaching 4th Grade! This will be my fifth year teaching at Groveland Park Elementary and I absolutelty love being a part of this school and the surrounding community. I spent the previous four years teaching 5th grade at Washburn Elementary in Bloomington. Before that I taught 5th and 6th grade in Kent, Washington, a suburb of Seattle.
Even though this is my 5th year teachingat Groveland, I spent some time here as astudent. I went to Groveland Park in the 1980’s for Kindergarten and 1st grade before moving to Mann elementary. I spent much of my childhood at my parent’s current house just a few blocks west of the school on St. Clair. My mother and her 3 siblings all went to Groveland in the 1960’s and even my grandmother and her brother went to Groveland in the 1930’s! Obviously I have a strong connection to this school and am thrilled to be able to come back here as a teacher!
Currently my wife Molly and I live in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood just a few miles away. I have two children: Maeve who is 7 and is in 2nd grade at J.J. Hill and Walter who is 4 years old and attends the J.J. Hill Pre-K program.
I am looking forward to another wonderful year here at Groveland! Please feel free to contact me at any time throughout the year with any questions or concerns