Phone: 651-325-2517


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Elizabeth (Beth) Brzinski

Welcome to first grade at Capitol Hill!  

My name is Elizabeth Brzinski and I go by Beth.   I grew up in Maplewood, and earned my undergraduate degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Go Badgers!).  I earned my master's degree from Saint Mary's University in Winona, MN.  Prior to coming to Capitol Hill in 2008, I taught for 15 years at Cherokee Heights Elementary on the West Side.  I am now starting my 16th year at Capitol Hill.  It is difficult to believe I have now taught as many years at Capitol Hill as I had at Cherokee Heights. 

I come from a family of educators, many of whom taught in St. Paul.  I am very honored to be a third generation teacher, second generation St. Paul teacher, and be able to spend this year with all of you. 

My husband's name is Darren, and I have two adult step-children and two grandsons.  We also have feline fur babies living in our home; Millie, Gracie, GusGus, and Izzy.  I love spending time with our grandsons, motorcycling (passenger :), kayaking, traveling, cats, coffee, dark chocolate, and planting in the spring.  

I look forward to having a spectacular year together.   I am committed to doing my best to make this year as thoughtful, engaging, and joyful as possible!  

In partnership...

Beth Brzinski

  •    Daily Schedule     


    9:45 - 10:00   Morning Meeting

    10:00 -11:00   Literacy

    11:10 - 12:00    Specialist (Science, Art, Music, Phy. Ed.)

    12:05 - 12:30   Lunch

    12:40 - 1:20   Recess

    1:30 - 1:45  ME Time (quiet) 

    1:45 - 2:45  Math

    2:45 - 3:30   Social Studies/Phonics/Choice (M/W/F)

    3:10 - 3:50   Enrichment (T/Th) 

    3:35-3:50  Clean up and Dismissal

  • Fun Websites and Apps to Extend Learning

    Go Noodle

    Active and calming activities to help students release energy, or calm down with the characters in GoNoodle! Available as a website (click on the link) or as an app. 

    Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame Street  (App store)

    Students are put in different (primary) situations and help the monster breathe, choose a strategy, and act out the strategy. This app is helpful for toddlers to primary aged children.