Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Art in Teaching (Elementary Education)
Mrs. Adefunke Adekinle
She started teaching at Hazel Park in 2016/2017 school year as a 4th grade teacher. She has her first degree in Philosophy and Education from Nigeria where she started her teaching career, and later obtained her Master degree in Elementary Education from Hamline University. She has taught at various grade levels and presently teaches 4th grade.
She lives in Maplewood and married to Gabriel with three lovely daughters, Eunice, Esther, and Elizabeth. She enjoys to be with her family and loves cooking and sewing when not at work. Students who are self-motivated to learn, as well those who, despite the challenges life presents to them still make it through her classroom door every day is what inspires her and gives her that sense of fulfilment. She also enjoys the spirit of community and drive to support one another from members of staff.
Given the opportunity, the right resources, and good sense of belonging, she believes that all students are capable of learning and thriving despite all odds.