Ms. James

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Ms. James

Welcome Video

Welcome to 3rd Grade!

I am very excited to be teaching third grade!  This is going to be an amazing school year.  We are going to be able to explore new things together and learn a new way to have school together.  My favorite thing about third grade is watching students grow as learners and take responsibility of their own learning.

This is my 13th year of teaching and my 3rd year teaching 3rd Grade at Saint Paul Music Academy.  I have spent time teaching 5th Grade as well as Special Education.  I look forward to spending time teaching all the new 3rd graders and working with a wonderful community of learners.

I am a graduate of the University of Minnesota – Minneapolis where I received my undergraduate degree in elementary education.  I also recieved my Masters in Elementary Education from the University of Minnesota.  I am licensed to teach middle school social studies.  I see myself as a life-long learner, I am always looking for opportunities for personal and professional development.

When I am not teaching I enjoy spending time camping, biking, golfing and spending time with my family and three dogs: Macie, Lily and Mabel. 

I love teaching at Saint Paul Music Academy because of the talented and supportive staff I have the opportunity to work with each day!  I am also thankful for all of the students that give me inspiring stories to bring home each night. To me, SPMA is a wonderful school with so many amazing resources for families, students, and staff!