Mrs. Jenny Helgason

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    My name is Jenny Helgason and I am thrilled to be a part of the Washington Technology Magnet School team!  This is my 12th year in the Saint Paul Schools and my third year working as a Reading teacher at Washington.

    My education includes a BA in Elementary Education, MA in Curriculum and Instruction and a Reading license all from the University of Saint Thomas.

    I also worked at Century College for six years with Education students and developmental Reading students. I was the Reading and Student Success Center Coordinator and taught online classes for the Education and Reading/Study Skills Departments.

    In my free time I enjoy spending time with family, friends, traveling and of course reading! My favorite types of books to read are memoirs.

    Growing up attending the Saint Paul Public Schools, I have fond memories of my first grade teacher at Webster (now Obama) teaching me a love for reading. I wanted to follow in her steps and become a teacher in Saint Paul.  I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to do so. I am continually amazed not by what I teach students, but what they teach me.

    Please feel free to reach me at jennifer.helgason@spps.org or (651)744-1503.