Phone: 651-744-5250 Google Voice: 651-419-6627


Degrees and Certifications:

University of Minnesota Twin Cities Bachelor of Arts Emotional and Behavioral Disorders licensure Trained in Restorative Practices

Susan Girouard

Hello, welcome to my classroom website!  

My name is Ms. Girouard, but most people call me Ms G. I started teaching in 2001 and began teaching at Farnsworth in 2015. I earned a B.A. in physchology at the University of Minnesota in 1981 and my special education licensure in 2000. I have lived on the West Coast and in Canada, but am firmly rooted in Minnesota. What gives me joy is gardening, hiking, eating at foodtrucks here, there and everywhere in St. Paul. You can contact me by email, phone and google voice.

I will be teaching Science Concepts, Social Studies Concepts, Reading Strategies and Study Skills For High School Readiness.

Science Concepts:

Students will focus on Physical Science: Topics to be covered: Forces and Motion; Chemistry and Matter; Light and Sound

Social Studies Concepts: 

Students will focus on Minnesota Studies: 

Students will be learning the history of Minnesota, how it affected who we are today and how Minnesota fits into the national story. Students will discover how Minnesotans have shaped the culture and land and how the land has shaped Minnesotans.

Reading Strategies: 

Students will develop and focus on their individual reading goals, complete a novel study, and work towards meeting grade level standards.

Study Skills:

 Student will determine student interests in career and college, develop individualized short and long term goals, and develop skills necessary for collaboration and self-advocacy.