Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Elizabeth (Beth) Brzinski
For some families, it is a return to Room 1514 and some families will be newly welcomed!! I look forward to connecting, reconnecting, and continuing our learning together.
Here is a little bit of personal background information about me. : ) I grew up in Maplewood, and earned my undergraduate degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Go Badgers!). I earned my master's degree from Saint Mary's University in Winona, MN. Prior to coming to Capitol Hill in 2008, I taught 15 years at Cherokee Heights Elementary on the West Side. I come from a family of educators, many of whom taught in St. Paul. I am very honored to be a third generation teacher, second generation St. Paul teacher, and be able to spend this year with all of you.
My husband's name is Darren, and I have two adult step-children and two grandsons. We also have feline fur babies living in our home; Millie, Gracie, GusGus, and Izzy. I love spending time with our grandsons, motorcycling (passenger :), kayaking, traveling, cats, coffee, dark chocolate, and planting in the spring.
I am confident we will have another spectacular year together. I am committed to doing my best to make this year as clear, thoughtful, joyful, and engaging as possible!
Beth Brzinski : )
Fun Websites and Apps to Extend Learning
Active and calming activities to help students release energy, or calm down with the characters in GoNoodle! Available as a website (click on the link) or as an app.
Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame Street (App store)
Students are put in different (primary) situations and help the monster breathe, choose a strategy, and act out the strategy. This app is helpful for toddlers to primary aged children.