Ms. Helmen

Phone: 651-744-3685


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Ms. Helmen

Leslie Helmen - Spanish Teacher

This is my sixteenth year at Johnson High School.  Although I live in Wisconsin, it is by choice that I teach at Johnson.  I love working in a school with students from so many different backgrounds.  I am passionate about teaching and love developing in students the ability to communicate in another language.  I am equally excited about giving students the opportunity to make a difference.  With that as our goal,  I lead a team of Johnson students every other year as we partner with Habitat for Humanity to build homes in Central America.  Our previous trips have included Guatemala (2008), El Salvador (2010), Honduras (2012), a return to Guatemala in 2014, and Nicaragua (2016).   Our next trip will be to Honduras in June, 2018.  If you would like to learn more, please contact me at or 651-210-6843.

My schedule is as follows:  Period 1  PLC (1219)                                    Period 5     Advisory (1218) 

                                       Period  2 Spanish 1 (1219)                            Period 6    Spanish 4/5/6 (1219)

                                       Period 3  Spanish 1 (1218)                            Period 7    Spanish 3 (1219)

                                       Period 4  Prep (1219)                                    Period 8    Spanish 1 (1219)

I am available daily both before and after school to work with students.  In addition, students are free to call me on my cell phone (651-210-6843) for help outside of the school day.    

Following are some important links:  

Spanish 1 Syllabus:

Spanish 2 Syllabus:

Spanish 4/5/6 Syllabus:

Habitat trip info: