Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Chuck Gunsten and this is my fifth year teaching 4th Grade! This will be my seventh year teaching at Groveland Park Elementary and I absolutelty love being a part of this school and the surrounding community. I spent the previous four years teaching 5th grade at Washburn Elementary in Bloomington. Before that I taught 5th and 6th grade in Kent, Washington, a suburb of Seattle.
Even though this is my 7th year teaching at Groveland, I spent some time here as a student. I went to Groveland Park in the 1980’s for Kindergarten and 1st grade before moving to Mann elementary. I spent much of my childhood at my parent’s current house just a few blocks west of the school on St. Clair. My mother and her 3 siblings all went to Groveland in the 1960’s and even my grandmother and her brother went to Groveland in the 1930’s! Obviously I have a strong connection to this school and am thrilled to be able to come back here as a teacher!
Currently my wife Molly and I live in the Summit Hill neighborhood just a few miles away. I have three children: Maeve who is 9 and is in 4th grade at J.J. Hill, Walter who is 6 years old and is in 1st grade also at J.J. Hill, and our new baby Declan who was born in April!
I am looking forward to another wonderful year here at Groveland! Please feel free to contact me at any time throughout the year with any questions or concerns.
Mr. Gunsten’s Class Schedule
9:15 AM: Breakfast
9:30 AM: Morning Meeting
9:50 AM: Math Workshop
11:10 AM: Specialist (Science, Phy. Ed., Art)
12:00 PM: Readers Workshop
1:08 PM: Lunch
1:38 PM: Literacy Skills/Read Aloud
1:50 PM: Social Studies
2:38 PM: Recess
2:58 PM: Writing
3:50 PM: End of Day/Dismissal