Ms. Kanniainen

Phone: 651-767-8540


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Geography M.S.E Elementary Education

Ms. Kanniainen


 Welcome to First Grade in Room 1302 :)

My Name is Shelia Kanniainen,

I have been a techer at crossroads since it opened in 1999. Wow the time flies

I am part of the 1-2 loop and I am currently teaching first grade.

I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Geography from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Education from the University of Wisconsin, Riverfalls. 

 I have taught grades1,2,4,and K-6 Science.

I especially love learning from my students and helping them to learn.  I Like to find out where students are in their learning adventure and help them learn more each day. 

I went to St. Paul public schools and I know your child can go anywhere they want  from here.  They just need to follow their dreams and work hard.  They will need help but they can succeed.

 I have 3 grown children (Kevin, Erik, and Erin) and one grandchild Ezra  and another grandson due this December.

We are kind of a running famliy.  My son Erik recently completed anultra marathon of 100 miles and I was lucky enogh to be his pacer for the last 7 miles.  My greatest distance this year was Grandma's Marathon with my daughter-in law Katie.  We weren't fast but we were finishers.  My grandson loves to go running in the dirt with grandma.  I love to do it so I can be strong enough to do a good job teaching my students,

I live in Hammond Wisconsin. I have a yard full of flowers and vegetables. I need to spend time in nature and I think children do too.

 I love to spend time with my family.  We enjoy cooking together, hiking, and going to the theater. 

I am interested in Sustainability and using our resources wisely.

I want all of our children to have a happy safe childhood and a lfe where they belive their dreams can come true.