Phone: 701-361-8530


Degrees and Certifications:

M.S. Ed - Johns Hopkins University BA in English / BS in Women and Gender Studies - North Dakota State University

Ms. Lee

Welcome to Ms. Lee’s Third Grade Class!

I am so excited to work with you and your scholar this school year. My name is Mercedes Lee, but I go by Ms. Lee when working with students. This is my 10th year of teaching and I am thrilled to be a part of the Highland Park Elementary community!

Since I will be spending the year getting to know your child, let me share a little bit about myself. I grew up in rural, northern MN where I had the wonderful opportunity to raise sheep and participate in 4-H and FFA. I received my Master’s of Science in Education from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Baltimore is also where I began my teaching career, and it is still one of my favorite places to visit!

I live in St. Paul with my husband, Hoang, our dog, Ginger, and our cuddly cats, Olive and Oolong. Outside of school, I love to read, eat ice cream, and take walks around Lake Phalen with my family.

I cannot wait to have an incredible year of learning with your scholar. Please never hesitate to connect with me or our classroom community. One of my foundational beliefs as a teacher is that families are their child’s first educator, and I look forward to having the opportunity to add another chapter to your child’s educational journey this school year.

If you have any questions or would like to connect about something, feel free to reach out at