Degrees and Certifications:
Elementary Teaching License Masters of Arts in Teaching Urban Education Certification Talent Development and Acceleration Services Certification
WELCOME TO SECOND GRADE!
Welcome to the wonderful world of 2nd Grade! I am so excited to be a part of the Capitol Hill community. I am a firm believer of the power of curiosity and fun that exists in learning, and can’t wait to experience the many adventures that await us this coming school year.
I began my teaching career in Réunion, a tiny island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. For a year I was an English teacher at two elementary schools and affirmed my love for traveling and the many benefits when working with children. Upon my return to The States, I completed my Elementary teaching license, Masters of Arts in Teaching and Urban Education Certification from Hamline University. At this time I also began to work in St. Paul Public Schools as a Special Ed. Teaching Assistant.
LNFI (L’Etoile du Nord French Immersion) was my school family for the last two decades, where I was able to use my love of the French language daily in my classroom. During those years, I was blessed with amazing colleagues and incredibly supportive families. I have taught first through third grade, landing in second grade for the last ten years.
I LOVE 2nd grade! I consider myself fortunate to have had the different teaching experiences – they have challenged me as an educator, rewarded me with many opportunities to reflect upon my practices, and strengthened my commitment to creating a learning environment that is filled with love, laughter and creativity.
The need for professional growth and self discovery has led me to Capitol Hill. I have been connected to the CH community my entire life, as my mother recently retired from teaching here for 25+ years. There is a feeling of “coming home” that I have felt after making the decision to come to CH this school year. Capitol Hill is truly a unique community with so much to offer to every child and adult that is a part of it. I feel honored to call it my home-away-from-home!
Some random facts about Ms. Geimer:
- Favorite color is “Geimer-Green”
- Lover of monsters and anything with big eyes
- Mom to a wonderful, free-spirited little boy, Maxx
- Supporter of creativity, the arts, and using imagination daily
- Believer that learning should be filled with laughter and fun
- BWCA camper and Lake Superior kayaker
- Downhill skier and appreciator of big mountains
- Owner of a superhero cat – Geronimo
- User of power tools and continuous completer of house projects
- Lover of Farmer Markets and gardening
- Pursuer of new local restaurants around the Twin Cities
- Collector of rocks
I look forward to learning about all my students and families this coming school year! My door is always open – please feel free to contact me with any questions!