Ms. Retka

Phone: 651-293-8740

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Ms. Retka

Welcome to my web page!

I have been a special education teacher at Murray for 12 years and I have worked with middle school and upper-elementary students for many more years than that! I enjoy the enthusiasm and energy my students bring as they make their way through this exciting and transforming part of their lives.

I have a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Minnesota and a Master's in Special Education from Lesley College in Massachusetts. I am married and I have three adult children.

When I am not at school I enjoy biking, traveling, gardening, reading, cooking, and hanging out with family and friends.

A very fun fact about me is that in 2011 I completed a 2-year bicycle trip around the world with my husband. One of the things I learned with certainty is that when you put one foot in front of the other (or roll along bit by bit on a bicycle) you can accomplish amazing things, as I like to remind and encourage my students.

Please feel free to call or e-mail me with questions or concerns at: 651-744-1441 or julie.retka@spps.org.