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I love first grade! First grade is the ideal year to grow into strong readers. I have been teaching for many years in Colorado and St. Paul, in the classroom and as a reading specialist. I began teaching in St. Paul in 1994 as a Reading Recovery teacher, and then moved back into the classroom. I have been at American Indian Magnet since 2015.
I grew up in New Jersey and went to college at the University of Colorado. Skiing was a great adventure every weekend! I have two bachelor degrees: Psychology, Elementary Education. My Masters Degree is in Reading.
I have a number of hobbies I enjoy: reading, hiking, biking, cross country skiing, sewing and gardening. In the summer I visit my family and friends on the east and west coast, and go to see beautiful gardens around the country. I love to visit state and national parks too. I love to camp and hike by Lake Superior.
My son was born in 1991. He is my miracle child and loves to read too. My husband and I raised him in Lakeville, MN and then I moved into an apartment in St. Paul after my son went off to college. St. Paul is a great place to live and work, with many things to do. It feels like a small town in a big city.
I am excited each year to work with my first grade students! Thanks for visiting my website.