Degrees and Certifications:
Minnesota Teaching License - K-6 Hamline University, December 2018 Bachelors of Arts in Sociology of Law and Criminal Deviance University of Minnesota, December 2015
Mr. Chris WIndman
My name is Mr. Windman, or as many students call me, Mr. W. My educational background started at the University of Minnesota for Sociology of Law and Criminal Deviance. I earned a Bachelors of Arts in that field in 2015. My focus and research during my undergraduate education was the juvenile justice system. I was raised in New York and decided to pursue my undergraduate degree in Minnesota because of the opportunity to train for ice speedskating at the Roseville Oval. After coaching youth speedskating for multiple seasons, I realized my passion is working with young people. I started my Masters in Arts of Teaching at Hamline University in 2017. I recieved my license through Hamline's initial licensure program in winter of 2018. I have been a part of the Crossroads community, working in various roles, since winter of 2017. 2019 is my first year as a classroom teacher.
I currently teach 5th grade at Crossroads. It is a joy for me to see students master the benchmarks and requirements of 5th grade, but also to see them grow as individuals as they approach middle school. Much of the work we do in our classroom is work that will help the transition to middle school academically, socially, and emotionally. I am excited to see these 5th grade students graduate at the end of the year and display their middle school readiness.
Outside of school, you can see me spending a lot of time outdoors. I am still currently a youth speedskating coach at Midway Speedskating Club and spend much of my winter on the ice at the Roseville Oval. I also enjoy spending time on the ice of many metro lakes trying to catch fish. I love hiking, camping, barbecuing, playing softball and golfing. I also try to visit a new national park every year. When I am inside, I like to cook and watch sports.
Please feel free to reach out to me at any point.