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

Ms. Christi

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!