Hello and welcome to ECSE. My name is Kelly Grothe, and I am the ECSE teacher. This is my 4th year with St. Paul Schools, but I have been teaching for 24 years. I am originally from Wisconsin where I went to the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire to earn my Masters in Early Childhood Special Education. I moved to Georgia when I turned 25 and worked there for 25 years before moving to St. Paul. While in Georgia I taught prekindergarten, special needs kindergarten, second grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade. I moved back up North to be closer to family who still live in Wisconsin. I am happy to be part of the dedicated team at Early Childhood East Hub, and I can't wait to meet you and your child.