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Ms. Toria Collins

Hello, my name is Toria Collins. Ms. Collins or Ms. C. and I am very excited to join the 5th-grade team at Hazel Park Preparatory Academy! I’m looking forward to a year of learning, fun, and adventure. I can’t wait to learn all about you, but first I’ll tell you a little about me.

I was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. I grew up in the Rondo neighborhood. I went to Webster now Obama Elementary, I went to St. Agnes for middle school and graduated from St. Paul Central High School. I went to Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA for college where I earned my BA in Elementary Education and my Masters in Administration and Supervision. I decided to further my education and received another master in Educational Leadership in May of 2018. I have taught in and out of the classroom for over 18 years. I call myself the traveling teacher. I have taught in Louisiana, Kentucky, and Minnesota. I have taught grades Kindergarten through high schools but I mainly teach grades 3-5.  My favorite subject to teach is reading and spelling.  I live with my two sons in the highland area.

There is so much that I am looking forward to this year! In 5th grade, we will be learning about landforms in science, angles in math, writing a narrative paper and doing a lot of reading. 

A few of my favorite things are:

Favorite Color:   Red

Favorite Fruit:  Cherries

Favorite Restaurant: Olive Garden

Favorite Drink: Dr. Pepper

Favorite Hobbies: Shopping and Traveling

Favorite Vacation: Orlando, Fl

Favorite books: The Harry Potter Series.