Ms. Kanniainen

Phone: School 651-767-8540 Distance Learning 612-424-1718


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Geography M.S.E. Elementary Education

Ms. Kanniainen




Welcome to First Grade in Room 1302 :)

My Name is Shelia Kanniainen,

I have been a teacher at Crossroads since it opened in 1999. .

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Education degree from the University of Wisconsin. I have taught grades1,2,4,and K-6 Science .I especially love learning from my students and helping them to learn.  I Like to find out where students are in their learning adventure and help them learn more each day. 

I went to St. Paul Public Schools and I know your child can go anywhere they want to from here.  Students need to follow their dreams and work hard.  They will need our help and they will succeed.  I know these are times like no other and we can learn and grow in new ways

We are an active family.  My son Erik recently completed an ultramarathon of 100 miles and I was lucky enough to be his pacer for the last 7 miles.  My greatest distance last year was Grandma's Marathon with my daughter-in law Katie.  We weren't fast but we were finishers. This year, no races .  My grandson loves to go running in the dirt with grandma.  I love being active . I expect from myself what I expect from my students. Learn something every day  and be active, outside if possible. 

I have 3 grown children plus 2 spouses (Kevin, Erik,+ Katie,  and Erin+ Joel) and  two  grandsons Ezra  and Finn. I love to spend time with my family.  We enjoy cooking together, hiking, and lately spending time apart. I am interested in Sustainability and using our resources wisely. I want all of our children to have a happy safe childhood and a life where they believe their dreams can come true and they work until they do

I look forward to learning with your children all year.

Shelia Kanniainen


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