Phone: 651-325-2500 extension 2537


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts from Hamline University Master's Degree in English Literature from University of St. Thomas

Ms. Hawksford

This will be my 28th-year of teaching in St. Paul and my 26th-year at Capitol Hill. My first year was spent at Johnson High School and Hazel Park Academy.

Every year is always exciting and filled with many adventures and opportunities for both the students and myself. As always, I am looking forward to meeting and teaching this year's group of eighth graders.

I have spent my entire career teaching in the classroom. I received my undergraduate degree from Hamline University with a major in English and a minor in Education. After my second year of teaching, I went back to school in the evenings and summer to receive my Master's Degree in English Literature from the University of St. Thomas.

In addition to my English degrees, I also have extensive training in the area of debate, so that we can offer debate as an optional core course (in place of ELA first semester) to 8th graders here at Capitol Hill. It has been an extremely successful program here at Capitol Hill and I'm delighted to say that we will still be participating in the Urban Debate League (UDL) this year.

When I am not in the classroom teaching or at home reading students' writing, I enjoy reading mystery novels, playing tennis, and watching my two sons, Joshua and Jacob, playing football, basketball, and baseball. My family consists of two boys (both in high school), a very busy husband, and a loving black labrador named Abby. My family also enjoys fishing quite a bit during the relaxing summer months.