Ms. Tocher, ELL Teacher grades 2, 3 and 5
I am so glad to be teaching English for New Learners at St. Anthony Park ("SAP") again, in person! This year I celebrate 25 years in SPPS. I am happy to be joined this year by Mr. Ray Lynch and Ms. Karen Christenson, as well as our Educational Assitants Mr. Yusuf Mohamed and Ms. Chi Yang. I am working with the 2nd, 3rd and 5th grade teams this year. Mr. Lynch will teach with grades KG and 4, and Ms. Christenson will work with first grade.
Before earning my ESL K-12 and French K-12 teaching licenses, I earned an MA in French at the University of Minnesota, with a minor in Advanced Feminist Studies. Music (Vocal) is another former area of study for me. Languages spoken include French and a bit of Spanish and German, with smatterings of Russian and a few others.
I hope your child thrives this year back in person at SAP. We will do everything we can to teach the academic English they need to succeed in their classes, and to support their emotional/social health and skills as well. We take racial and gender equity seriously at SAP, so please let us know of any ideas or questions you may have in any of these areas.
Welcome back to 2021-22, the best year yet!