Phone: (651) 221-1480
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My name is Mary Rddad.
I have been teaching at L'Etoile du Nord since 2002. I taught Kindergarten for two years and then first grade ever since. I love seeing the growth that students make over the course of the year not only in their skills, but also in their self-confidence as students. I love teaching reading and sharing children’s books. I am working on writing a middle-grade historical-fiction novel and have also tried my hand at writing picture books.
I have a B.A. in French and International Relations from Concordia College, Moorhead, a B.S. in education from the University of Minnesota, and a MAed from Hamline University. In addition to LNFI, I have also worked as an elementary ESL teacher in St Paul and as a high school English as a Foreign Language teacher in Morocco while in the Peace Corps. I am the mother of 2 grown children. My son, Youssef, is a journalist who has worked for the Woodbury newspaper and covering the last MN legislative session for the Associated Press. My daughter, Hanan, is a former LNFI student and is an artist living in Oakland, CA.