Phone: 651-293-8715


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. University of St. Catherine Masters St. Cloud University

Mrs. Barb Hvidhyld


My name is Barb Hvidhyld and I LOVE teaching reading and writing because kids LOVE reading and writing!

This is my 6th year at Jie Ming Mandarin Immersion Academy and my 25th year with SPPS. I grew up in the Midway neighborhood of St. Paul and received my Bachelor's Degree from the University of St. Catherine and a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from St. Cloud University. I have taught second through fifth grades but am excited to be a home base for 4th graders and teach English Readers and Writer's Workshop to all of the 4th and 5th graders this year.

I currently live in Roseville with my husband and we enjoy biking, hiking, fishing, and almost anything outside. We have successfully moved three of our four children through the college experience and have one to go!    

 I am honored to be a part of your child's life as their teacher. This year I hope to partner with you to inspire, encourage, and develop your child's gifts. I want this year to be a happy and successful one for your child. My goal is to work with your student to build a safe and learning community, instill confidence, and love of learning.