Ms. Rise

Phone: 651.744.3890


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Ms. Rise

Welcome to Ms. Rise's website !

I have been teaching at HPSHS for 20 years. I currently teach MYP Human Geography 10 and IB DP Geography 11/12. I serve as an IB examiner for the IBO. I am also the advisor for Model United Nations and the manager of the school community garden/outdoor learning center.

I spent the last few summers in Paris having fun and studying Urban Geography and French Urban Planning. In addition, I attended conferences about international gas and oil pipeline projects and helped organize international conference sessions at the International Right-of-Way Association (IRWA) !

I love turtles, especially baby sea turtles !

My class schedule is:

Period 1- IB Geography SL 11/12

Period 2- Human Geography MYP 10

Period 3- Human Geography MYP 10

Period 4- PLC

Period 5- PREP

Period 6- Human Geography MYP 10

Period 7- Human Geography MYP 10


PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE: "How Immigrants in the Twin Cities build the economy-and revitalize
neighborhoods". The article can be found at:

ALSO, create your own hand-made map of the city of Saint Paul-it can be a simple sketch of the shape of the city of St. Paul with the Mississippi River drawn on it and, if you want to, you can add the names of the neighborhoods. A list of the neighborhoods of Saint Paul can be found by doing an internet search for "map of St. Paul neighborhoods".

NOW, go to the Community Data Works website at:

CLICK around on the search bar called "Select map views of the data". Which demographic trends in St. Paul surprise you?