Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. English, minor Linguistics- St. Cloud State University M.A. English as a Second Language- Hamline University K-12 License in Teaching for English as a Second Language
Ms. Katie Carson
This is my first year working as an English Language Learner (ELL) teacher at Como Elementary, and I am so happy to be at this amazing school. I have been teaching ELL in St. Paul for the past 5 years, and before that have experience teaching English as a Foreign Language in China. I love working with elementary age language learners because they have so much excitement about learning. I try to be a positive, inclusive, and welcoming role model to all my language learners, including students who have just began learning English for the first time and others who have been learning English since a young age. I do my best to tailor my instruction to support diverse student needs. This year I am working with English Language Learners in 4th and 2nd grade.
In my free time, I enjoy studying Chinese, playing the piano, and visiting friends and family. In the summer, I spend a lot of time gardening, and in the winter I like to go snowboarding or skiing when I have the chance. At home, I live with my charming fiance, Trent, and our fluffly, little dog named Woody. We enjoy taking Woody on walks to the park and playing fetch in the backyard.
If you have any questions about our Multilingual Learner (MLL) program or services here at Como Park Elementary, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I would love to get to know more about my students, their families, and their goals and am happy to tell you about what we are working on here in the ELL classroom!