Degrees and Certifications:
Augsburg College, BA University of Minnesota, M.Ed. University of Minnesota, M.P.A. NBCT Certification Literacy: Reading-Language Arts Early and Middle Childhood
Hello Nokomis Students and Families!
My name is Christi Schmitt and I teach K-5 English Learners at the Nokomis Montessori North and South campuses. I am so excited to be part of this awesome community!
I started teaching in Zakopane, Poland while I was in graduate school at the University of Minnesota. After graduation, I moved to the island of Chejudo, Korea to teach English for a year. Since 2000, I have been teaching in the St. Paul Public Schools at the French Immersion and Creative Arts Magnet schools.
I enjoy co-teaching and engaging learners through interactive discourse, group dynamics, academic language, and arts integration. The Writer's Workshop model is inspiring to me because I learn so much from students as they develop their stories, ideas, and presentations.
My favorite hobbies are writing, reading, and visiting museums. I live with my husband and daughter with our pets, Georgie (labrador), and Blankie (kitten). We enjoy getting together with our extended family for outings, dinners, and music making!