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Greetings! This is my fifth year at Capitol Hill teaching, my third teaching 5th grade here. I spent my first two years broadening my horizons through teaching middle school; I am happy to be back in an emementary classroom. I missed the community that comes from having the same group of kids for most of the day. I am looking forward to building that community with this group of learners and working with your child as they grow as scholars.
I have been a teacher in Saint Paul Schools for many years: as a multi-age 4/5/6 grade teacher at Expo and Open School, directing the Multicultural Resource Center, and as a Gifted Specialist at Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet. To these experiences I also bring my love of questioning, learning, and the challenge of how best to meet the individual needs of students.
Some interesting (mostly) things about me:
I grew up in New York City and moved to MN to attend Macalester College.
I worked at the American Museum of Natural History while attending graduate school at Bank Street College of Education.
I live in St. Paul with my husband and two school aged sons.
I love being outside, especially with my family...watching soccer games, fishing, and hiking are all fun for me.
I love to travel and this summer managed to visit my 50th state (Idaho) while on a family vacation to Yellowstone!
I am a Maker: book arts, soft circuits, glass fusing, anything crafty.
I am an avid reader. I love middle grade literature and have a definite "problem" with collecting books as represented by our extensive classroom library.
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns about your child or his or her classwork.
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