Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science (Elem Edu.)- Univ. of MN Master of Arts (Curriculum & Instruction) - St. Cloud State University Master of Arts (ELL) - St. Thomas University
Ms. Bobbi Nguyen
Xin chào Friends and Families,
My name is Bobbi Nguyen. This school year, 2019-20, will be an exciting year for me! This year I'm in a split position between Horace Mann School (HMS) and Highland Park Elementary School (HPE). I will be at HMS in the morning and at HPE in the afternoon. Although this is my first year at both schools, this is my 28th year as a teacher. Upon graduating from the University of Minnesota in Elementary Education in 1991, I traveled overseas and taught 5 years at international schools in Taiwan and Vietnam. While there, I was a preschool, first and second grade classroom teacher. I was also a high school ESL, geography and biology teacher.
After returning from Asia in 1997, I worked as a classroom teacher, specifically in grades 1-4 for SPPS. Since 2007, I have been an English Language (EL) teacher. I'm licensed to teach K-12 but most of my time has been in an elementary setting. I enjoy working with a diverse population of students and teachers. I especially love working with English language learners. They are diligent and motivated learners which help make my job truly enjoyable!
On a personal side, I was born in Vietnam and came to the United States in 1977. Aside from English, I speak Vietnamese and very limited Chinese. Outside of work, I'm constantly learning and working on home projects. I find gardening, traveling, reading and photography to be relaxing. I also love the arts. I’m fond of listening to classical music and attending art shows, theatrical plays and the opera. Furthermore, I love playing and/or watching sports particularly table tennis, tennis, volleyball, badmitton and football.
If you have questions or comments, don't hesitate to contact me. Make it a great year!