Degrees and Certifications:
M.Ed., Second Languages and Cultures, U of MN, 1997 K-12 MN Teaching License, English as a Second Language, first awarded 1996 K-12 MN Teaching License, French, first awarded 1996 MA, French (minor: Advanced Feminist Studies), U of MN 1992 BA, French (minor: Music: Vocal Studies), Whitman College, 1987
This is my 24th year teaching English for New Learners in St. Paul. I've been here at St. Anthony Park for over a decade. You'll find me teaching learners at grade levels 1, 2, 3 and 5 this year, both inside the general education classroom and in small groups around the building. This year I'm collaborating with Mrs. Erickson, Mrs. Brauns and Mrs. Jeffers in first grade, the entire second grade team, Ms. Phillips in third grade and all the fifth grade teachers. You can also find me doing home visits with Ms. Levine and Mrs. Jeffers to get to know our families better! Follow me on Twitter (@MsETocher) or call 651-293-8735, or email Eliza.Tocher@spps.org.
I am delighted to welcome Ms. Susie Reynolds as our new ELL teacher. She is here every afternoon working with grades K, 3 (Mr. Funk) and 4. She spends her mornings teaching at Jackson Elementary School. Click on her page under Classrooms to find out more about Ms. Reynolds. We also welcome Ms. Chi Yang, a Hmong-speaking Educational Assistant here 2-3 days a week, and we have Mr. Yusuf Mohamed back from last year, also here 2-3 days a week. He is a Somali- and Arabic-speaking Educational Assistant.