Phone: (651) 293-8965
Degrees and Certifications:
I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little about myself. First and foremost, I feel very fortunate to be working with your child at this most important stage in his or her life. I have been teaching in St. Paul Public Schools for twenty-two years, one year at preschool and twenty-one years at kindergarten. I grew up in St. Paul and am a product of their educational system!
My bachelor’s degree is in both early childhood and elementary education from the University of Wisconsin River Falls. I am licensed to teach students from birth through sixth grade. Shortly after beginning my teaching career, I attended St. Mary’s University and earned a master’s degree in elementary education. Since I believe we all are life long learners, I continue to further my education during summer months.
I have also worked on the district’s Common Core Committee and had the opportunity to work with a group of educators to revise the district’s writing curriculum. I enjoy classroom teaching and working with the curriculum as both continually evolve.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, gardening (my family has a century farm that I often visit), traveling, and being with my family in their activities.
YOUR child will make tremendous gains this year. In our classroom we will use hands-on materials and work to encourage social, emotional, and academic skills throughout the school year.
Communication is so important to me and is so important to a successful year! If you ever need to contact me, please don’t hesitate.
Notes Folder: If you would like to send a note in your child’s folder, I will check their folder every day. I will also place notes from school in the folder. Watch for a weekly newsletter on Mondays detailing what we will be focusing on for the week. Note folders should come to school everyday.
Please check out the kindergarten main page for curriculum information.
I enjoyed meeting all of you at the kindergarten conferences. We are off to a great partnership!