Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education K-6 Bachelor of Science: Special Education K-21 (Academic and Behavioral Strategist)
Ms. Cailee Labernik-Hiller
Specific Learning Disabilities Teacher
I've been teaching at Hazel Park as the Special Education Teacher since 2020. I'll be working with students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) in the Primary Years Programme specifically working with students in Kindergarten-2nd Grade. Before Hazel Park I started my student teaching career in the Spring of 2017. I taught at many different schools in the Duluth school district and loved getting to create amazing learning environments with my students. I graduated from the University of Minnesiota Duluth in 2019 with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education (ages K-21).
I'm currently engaged, my fiance Sam and I will be getting married next year and wedding planning has been so much fun! Together we share a cat named Simba. In my free time I love to read, paint, and listen to music.
Why HPPA? I love working in an I.B. school! My favorite student teaching experince was teaching abroad at an I.B. school in Ljubljana, Slovenia. My students had a passion for learning, we built an amazing community of world citizens, and I was so lucky to help my students find excitement and creativity in everything we did. I know my students here will have that passion and we will find a way for us to be inspired to learn more everyday. I know that the most important part of being your teacher is establishing a relationship, I am so excited to get to know you! I can't wait to see what the school year will bring!
If email is not an option please feel free to call or text me during school hours (9:30AM-4PM) at this number: (612) 567-9783 and I will get back to you as soon as I can. I'm so excited to hear from you!