Degrees and Certifications:
M. Ed. Elementary Education, University of Minnesota, 2020 B.A., French and Journalism, University of Oregon, 1999
My name is Elke (EL-key) Koosmann and I live in St. Paul with my four-year-old son, Felix. I am looking forward to beginning my second year at St. Anthony Park Elementary as a classroom teacher.
Elementary school is a special place. Along with the important academic learning that takes place here, it is often where kids begin to build their identities as individuals, learn how to be part of a peer community, and start to explore their place in the world. I love teaching in the primary grades because it is here that kids learn core life competencies that allow them to expand their play and their thinking, and help them engage more fully in the world around them.
I am so excited to share the year with you!