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Hi! My name is Maria Steigauf. I was born in Venezuela and came to the United States through a teacher's exchange program in 1993. I have been teaching for twenty-seven years at the secondary and elementary level. I taught seventh and eighth grade for twenty years and fifth grade for eight years. I graduated from the "Universidad de los Andes" with a major in English Education. I obtained my master's degree in Education and a Principal K-12 license at Hamline University. I have been learning English since I was in seventh grade and I consider myself an English language learner. I am very excited to teach fourth and fifth grade collaborating with excellent teachers in the Dual Immersion and Bio Smart programs.
I feel very fortunate to be surrounded by an amazing fourth and fifth grade learning community. Our fourth and fifth grade students at Wellstone are a precious asset. I hope to instill the love of lifelong learning in my stdents, so that they will become productive members of our society.