Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science(B.S) Developmental and Child Psychology University of Minnesota Bachelor of Science(B.S) Elementary Education and Teaching University of Minnesota Master of Education(MEd) Saint Mary's University

Mr. Besser

Hello and welcome Families and Students to 2nd Grade at Global Arts Plus!

My name is Mr. Besser. I'm a second grade teacher at Global Arts Plus. This year will be my 15th year here at Global Arts Plus. It is my 31st year teaching in SPPS. Prior to teaching here I taught at Mississipi Creative Arts for 16 years. While we will begin our year distance learning I am just as excited to meet and get to know all of my students.

I am passionate about so many things here. Our school has the most amazing kids. I love how we use the arts as a platform to make connections and deepen learning. All my life I have enjoyed the arts. Throughout my life I have had sang in many choirs. I have had piano, violin, guitar and trumpet lessons. I have taken photography and pottery classes. In high school I participated in theater. I still love music, especially listening. One thing you should know about me is I love to ride my bike. I get on it most days. This year (2020) I have already ridden a total of 2,445 miles. Finally I am passionate about teaching. I love to read books. I know we will all read so many good ones together this year. Can't wait to get started.

As we progress through Distance Learning 2.0, I look forward to getting to know my students through targeted small group math and reading instruction. This year will be a time of growth and learning for all of us, so families, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at with any questions.





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