Degrees and Certifications:
A.A. in Liberal Education with Emphases in French and Spanish (Normandale Community College) Certificate in Spanish (Normandale Community College) B.A. in French and Spanish Studies (University of Minnesota - Twin Cities) K-12 French License K-12 Spanish License
Hello! ¡Hola! Bonjour!
My name is Megan Becker and 2019-20 is my first year at Murray Middle School (and my first year of teaching!). I teach "Exploratory World Languages" for 6th graders, as well as Spanish 1A and 1B for 7th and 8th graders. I am excited to be working with all of the great students, families, and staff here at Murray!
I am originally from Blaine, MN, but Saint Paul has been my home more or less for the past eleven years, and I love it here. I also have seven years of experience working for Saint Paul Public Schools already, as an after-school activities site coordinator and instructor for Community Education!
I am a proud graduate of Normandale Community College in Bloomington, MN, where I earned my Associate of Arts degree with Emphases in French and Spanish, as well as a Certificate in Spanish, in 2015. I then graduated in May 2018 with my Bachelor of Arts in French and Spanish Studies from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. After a full school year of graduate coursework and student teaching -- kindergarten at Adams Spanish Immersion Elementary (SPPS), French at Central High School (SPPS), Spanish for Heritage Speakers at Edison High School (MPS), and kindergarten at L'Étoile du Nord French Immersion Elementary (SPPS) -- I received my K-12 licenses to teach French and Spanish in May 2019. I will earn my Master of Education degree next summer 2020.
Outside of school, I enjoy relaxing at home with my husband (a fellow SPPS teacher) and our two adorable cat-children, and traveling whenever we can! I am also a fanatic about playing ice hockey -- something I have done since I was a kid -- and I play with an awesome team in a local women's league every October through March! Food is another important part of my life and identity, as I have been passionately vegetarian (now vegan) for nearly 12 years and also live with celiac disease and must eat gluten-free.
Feel free to contact me at any time with questions or concerns via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. I look forward to working together to ensure your or your student's success this year!
- Ms. Becker (aka Señora Becker or Madame Becker)