Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree from the University of St. Thomas (Print Journalism and English) Master's in Education from St. Catherine University (Licenses in K-6 Elementary and 5-8 Middle School Language Arts)
Ms. Laura Seidel
My name is Ms. Seidel and this is my fifth year at Benjamin E. Mays Elementary. I am excited to participate in the looping program this year! This means that Ms. Salinas, Ms. Thomas, and I moved up to 4th grade with our 3rd-grade classrooms. To those of you who had me as a teacher last year, welcome back! To those of you who are new to my classroom or to Benjamin E. Mays, welcome to our community!
Prior to my time here I worked in the Saint Paul Public School District for four years as a paraprofessional. I have a Bachelor's Degree from the University of St. Thomas, where I majored in Print Journalism and English. I received my Master's in Education from St. Catherine University, and have licenses to teach K-6 Elementary and 5-8 Middle School Language Arts. I love working with children and helping them realize how to be successful students and active community members. I cannot imagine doing anything else with my life!
I am looking forward to getting to know my students and their families this year! If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to volunteer in my classroom, please feel free to contact me!