Ms. Dooley's Classroom

Phone: 651-744-5248


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Ms. Dooley

Welcome to Ms. Dooley's page!

I've been at Murray since 2006 and St Paul Schools since 1999.   I teach 7th grade Life Science and a Comparative Anatomy, which is an elective where students learn about how the Earth has changed over time and how that has shaped how plants and animals look.

I am also a co-advisor for the National Junior Honor Society, and assist with the annual Murray Musical.  Each of these attract a large number of truly wonderful students and I am fortunate to be part of each of these groups.

Before Murray, I was at a K-8 school on the West End.  Before that, I was an environmental chemist.  I have a BA in Biology from the U of M, an Education Licence from Augsburg, A Masters in Science with a focus on Education from Bemidji State, and an Administrator License from Hamline.  I have been a science teacher, curriculum coach, and data coach; teaching students and supporting teachers as they design new units and find different ways to engage learners.  I love having a variety of things to do within the school -- Murray has a lot of interesting opportunities for learners and teachers!

When not teaching/grading/lesson planning, I enjoy hanging out with my husband, camping, cooking, walking my dog in the Como neighborhood, and traveling.  I have two sons who attended Murray, the younger of whom just graduated from the U of M.


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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 651-744-5248 or