My name is Jenny Helgason and I am thrilled to be a part of the Washington Technology Magnet School team! This is my 14th year in the Saint Paul Schools and my seventh year working as a Reading teacher at Washington.
My education includes a BA in Elementary Education, MA in Curriculum and Instruction and a Reading license all from the University of Saint Thomas.
I also worked at Century College for six years with Education students and developmental Reading students. I was the Reading and Student Success Center Coordinator and taught online classes for the Education and Reading/Study Skills Departments.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with family, friends, traveling and of course reading! My favorite types of books to read are memoirs.
Growing up attending the Saint Paul Public Schools, I have fond memories of my first grade teacher at Webster (now Obama) teaching me a love for reading. I wanted to follow in her steps and become a teacher in Saint Paul. I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to do so. I am continually amazed not by what I teach students, but what they teach me.
Please feel free to reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651)293-8830.