Phone: 651-293-8970 x47194
Degrees and Certifications:
K-6 Elementary Teaching Certificate (College of Notre Dame de Namur, California) BA Art History (UC Santa Cruz, California)
Ms. Carmel Larson, WINN Literacy (K-3) Teacher
Hello, Hazel Park Hornets!
I am so happy to be a WINN Literacy Teacher (K-3) at Hazel Park Preparatory Academy. WINN stands for 'What I Need Now.' Here are some key facts about WINN:
- WINN Literacy is a 3 year program (2021-2024) funded by the American Rescue Plan (ARC);
- It will help address “long-term student literacy outcomes for students who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic;”
- It teaches students to use the science of reading (phonics, decoding, basic skills);
- It provides 15-30 minute small group instruction time three to five times per week.
I work with kindergarten through 3rd grade students to help them achieve their literacy goals and become the best readers they can be. I love the humor, directness, and honesty of primary students!
I have been teaching since 1997 (computers, first grade, EL substitute, Title 1 Tutor). I took a 10 year break to raise my twin girls, Claudia and Claire. They are sophomores at Luther College in Iowa this year (it goes fast!).
I love reading, my family, animals, teaching, music, friends, ice cream, baking, ...