Phone: 651-293-8910


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Music Education-University of Wisconsin Parkside MA Teaching with ELL Emphasis-Hamline University Principal K-12 Licensure-Hamline University

Ms. Dawn Windham

My name is Dawn Windham.  I grew up in Racine, Wisconsin.  I received a BA in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Master of Arts in Teaching with an EL emphasis, and  Administrator's License from Hamline University. This is my eighth year teaching 5th grade in St Paul Public Schools and my fifth year at Galtier. I have four grown children. Jordan is 31 and lives in Chicago. Zac is 26 and lives with my son Eli (25) downtown St Paul. And Elizabeth (Effy) who lives in Minneapolis and is a middle school Spanish teacher in Minneapolis Public Schools. My husband Chipp is a principal in St Paul. 

I am a HUGE proponent of personalized learning.

To me personalized learning is about: Incorporating Self-Reflection and Goal-Setting, Flexible and Intentional Schedule, Using Digital Content and Tools in a Purposeful Way, Flexible Seating, Involving Students in Grading Conversations, and giving the students voice and choice in their learning.

Please feel free to contact me if you have ANY questions or concerns...or would like to volunteer in our classroom.