Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Jane Blumer
Hello! My name is Jane Blumer. I've been a teacher at Capitol Hill since the program began in 1985. My undergraduate degree is from the University of St. Catherine in Elementary Education. I have a Masters degree in reading from the University St. Thomas. I also participated in the Gifted and Talented Certification program at the University of St. Thomas.
My oldest son is a former graduate of Capitol Hill class of 1993, Capitol Hill's first 8th grade graduating class, so I'm familiar with our school's whole program.
During summer, I have taught in the Summer Catalyst program at the University of Minnesota for classroom teachers. The course "Insect Ecology and More" gave me the opportunity to see insects as an entomologist and share that with others. My favorite insect, the monarch butterfly, is one of the insects studied in the course. I often collect monarch eggs from our beach and raise them in the summer.
This past summer I became a first-time grandma. I was able to visit my new grand baby in late August and already want to go back soon. The other great event that happened this summer is we now have a golden retriever puppy. Her name is Clover. Puppy training (sit, stay, come, etc.) has been going great.
I enjoy yoga, walking, reading, knitting, hiking and gardening (I'm currently redoing both backyard gardens to be ready for next summer.)
If you have questions, concerns, or messages, the best way to contact me is by email. I check my e-mail after school and will get back to you as soon as possible. During the school day, if you need to reach me for an emergency or time sensitive message please contact the Capitol Hill office requesting a message be sent to me in the classroom.
If you call my room, during the school day, you will be immediately directed to my voice mail, where you may leave me a voice message. I check my voicemail after dismissal so if you need to get a hold of me before the students leave please call the office.
I’m looking forward to a Toaddally Awesome Unfroggettable year in second grade:)