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Ms. Mena

Welcome to fifth grade at Global Arts Plus!  I am so excited to be your child’s teacher during this important year of school.  My name is Elizabeth Mena-Larsen and I have been teaching for twenty-five years! I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing school and I am committed to teaching, learning and the arts.


Fifth grade is an exciting time as children embark on new adventures in the world of learning.  This is a year of significant transitions and exciting changes.  I hope to make your child’s learning experience a fun and exciting one.  I also hope to instill a love of learning that will last forever and make your child yearn for more knowledge.


Aside from education, I have a passion for traveling, nature, gardening, reading, and being a mom.  A few other interesting tidbits about myself:  I have traveled to Mexico, Canada, England, France, Germany, Australia, and Peru.  Every summer I foster Monarchs butterflies.  This year I fostered 8 butterflies.  I hope to someday go to Mexico to see the butterflies.


I live in Saint Paul with my husband Curt, our 13 year old daughter, and our animals.  We have a cat named Shadow and a dog named Willow.


I look forward to getting to know you and your child throughout the school year.