Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in International Relations and German, University of Minnesota M.Ed. in Second Languages and Cultures, University of Minnesota
Ms. Ann Mickelson Hebble
This year marks my 30th year of teaching in St. Paul Schools, my 9th with middle schoolers at Capitol Hill. In addition to English Language (EL) classes, I teach 6th grade Reader's and Writer's Workshop with Ms. Schibel and 7th grade English Language Arts with Mr. Ellickson. Our middle school is lucky to have students who speak Karen, Vietnamese, Hmong, Burmese, Amharic, Harari, Somali, Oromo, Tigrinya, Arabic, and Spanish! This year I will teach 6th grade Reader's and Writer's Workshops with Ms. Lisa Schibel and 7th grade ELA with Mr. Ellickson.
Did you know that Capitol Hill has its own middle school GSA (Gender-Sexuality Alliance)? We do! And it ranks among the LARGEST in the entire USA! If you would like to join our GSA, named GLOW by students several years ago, please let me know because I am one of the group's teacher leaders. Each year, GLOW is filled with incredible middle schoolers who are driven to make Capitol Hill a safe school for ALL students.
My passions include my family, my cats, watching my daughters play soccer, gardening, camping, biking, hiking, learning other languages, listening to music, collecting Godzilla toys, reading all sorts of books and the daily newspaper, and eating spicy vegetarian foods. One of my favorite places in the city is Como Lake, especially in the autumn when leaves are changing. Watching movies and eating popcorn at the Riverview Theater in Minneapolis is something my family and I love to do on the weekends.
This summer, my family and I traveled to Paris, Berlin, and Munich. My favorite adventure on the trip was viewing the Paris catacombs. If you've never heard of them, check out their history here.