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Meet the Teacher

Hello, my name is Mara Verstraete but the students know me as Ms. V. I am the English Language (EL) teacher in kindergarten, which means I work with all classrooms to support students whose home language is not English. I usually work with small groups of students to provide extra language support in math, reading and writing. I am happy to be working with kindergarteners because they love to learn and they are very enthusiastic! I also support EL students in Ms. Yang's 4th grade class during writing. If you have any questions, my contact information is listed below.


Email: mara.verstraete@spps.org

Phone: 651-744-6127

  • Daily Schedule

    Ms. V's EL Schedule

    9:15-9:30 Morning Duty

    9:30-10:05 Breakfast/Ease into the Day-Hawkins

    10:05-11:00 Co-Teaching in Writing-Hawkins

    11:00-11:15 Literacy Small Groups-Thao

    11:15-11:30 Small Groups 4th Grade SPED-Ramos

    11:30-11:45 Literacy Small Groups-Thao

    11:50-12:45 Writing Small Groups in 4th Grade-Yang

    12:45-1:15 Lunch

    1:15-2:10 Prep

    2:15-2:45 Math Small Groups-Xiong

    2:45-3:15 Math Small Groups-Parnell

    3:15-3:40 Level 1 ELD Group-Kindergarten

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