Phone: (612) 888-5935
Degrees and Certifications:
BS Mass Communications, Electronic Media, Bemidji State University Bemidji, Minnesota MA Elementary Education, K-6, Hamline University Saint Paul, Minnesota (In Progress) Elementary Montessori, Montessori Center of Minnesota AMI Saint Paul, Minnesota
Mr. Dana Haberman
Greetings students, families, friends, and neighbors!
I am super excited to continue foward into my second year as an E1 teacher at Crossroads Montessori! Previously, I taught at Crossroads as the Hamline University STEM coordinator for the I-Zone. It was here at Crossroads that I had the opportunity to student teach 3rd grade, as well as lead several intersession classes and guest teaching moments. I have experience teaching 4th grade in a traditional educational setting, and I have worked with students in outdoor and recreational programs in coordination with the MN department of Natural Resources.
As a lifelong learner and forever curious mind, I hope to bring my previous experiences in digital media (BS, Mass Communications, Bemidji State University) to assist and engage learners with 21st century skills, responsible digitial ethics, and pathways to opportunity when traditional avenues of education are not possible. I work diligently to balance my craft in education (MAT k-6, Hamline University) with the Montessori philosphy and practice (Montessori Training Center of Minnesota).
Importantly, as a resident of our community, I proudly look to serve my neighbors. The North End/Greater Eastside is full of incredible opportunities to which we can all collaborate and contribute towards. With our school and home/community partnerships, I have no doubt that we can build strong, confident leaders of tomorrow.
My interests include science, technology, visual arts, architecture, history, creative expression, and most of all, the great outdoors.
I look forward to this transition and continuation of this special year. This has already been a year full of hard work, respect, taking risks, loving one another, staying positive and open, laughing, and building confidence both academically and socially.
Beginning on February 1st, 2021, I will be teaching all 2nd grade Montessori Students in person. Our classroom environment has been set up in a manner that allows for space between individual students, as well as self contained, individual storage space for each student. Students and staff entering and remaining in the classroom are expected to strictly follow social distancing when possible, wearing a mask at all times, routine handwashing, and the management of materials and supplies in a safe manner.
-I ask that you please review with your student the importance of these expectations. Double check to make sure your student's mask fits and is worn correctly. Students are encourage to bring more than one mask if possible in case they need to change them.
-Students will be bringing their school issued iPad home each evening and returning it to school the next day. Please make sure your student has a safe and secure backpack or bag to ensure their device and other materials do not become lost or stolen.
-There is no need to bring any school materials (pencils, folders, notebooks, etc). All student materials will be provided. Materials from home will be sent home for use in the event of weather or home stay days.
-Due to the environment and guidelines set up around Covid-19, no snack time will occur in the classroom.
-Lastly, we will be participating in recess outside (weather permitting). Please ensure that your student is prepared for cold weather.