Degrees and Certifications:
M.S. Elementary Education, Hunter College; City University of New York B.A. Art History; The University of Iowa
Welcome to Fourth Grade at Capitol Hill!
I am looking forward to an exciting year! This is my fifth year at Capitol Hill. Fourth grade is an awesome year full of field trips and creative adventures!
I grew up in Iowa City. I recevied a BA in Art History from the Univerity of Iowa. I then spent time working on an archeological dig in Italy. After that, I moved to New York City and had a lot of fun working for Sesame Street and studying to become a teacher. I earned my master's degree in education from Hunter College.
I live in Minneapolis with my fiance, Jay. In my free time, I like to be outside biking and walking. I also enjoy yoga, cooking good meals, traveling, reading, listening to music, and gardening.
I look forward to a wonderful year!
Ms. Ballard’s Class
9:15-9:40 Arrival + Breakfast
Planners + Independent Worktime
9:40-10:05 Morning Meeting
10:10-10:35 Skills Block
(Grammar, Vocabulary, Spelling)
(Reading and Writing)
2:15-3:00 Social Studies + Science
(Music, Art, Digital Creations, Science, PE)