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Jim Migely

Hello, my name is Jim Migely and this will be my 21st year of teaching at Highland Park Middle School. I taught 7th grade World Geography for 5 years,  7th grade U.S. History for 7 years, and am in my 9th year of teaching 6th grade Minnesota Studies.  In addition to teaching 6th grade, I'm also the coordinator and lead for our annual trip to Washington, D.C.

I grew up outside of Chicago, IL but have lived in Minneapolis for over 20 years now. I'll always be a life long Bears and White Sox fan, though (sorry Vikings and Twins fans).

I received my undergraduate degree in History from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI and my Masters in Education from the University of Minnesota. I've been married to my wife, Kristine, for 18 years and I'm the father to two boys (Declan - 15 years old and Quinn - 11 years old). I love all kinds of music, playing guitar, reading good books, and doing all kinds of outdoor activities.

My classroom expectations are simple: 

-  Come to class ready to learn.
-  Keep an open mind.
-  Be honest.
-  If you need help, ask for it.
-  Treat yourself and others with respect. 
-  Try your best and be willing to make the effort.
I'm looking forward to another great year here at Highland Park Middle School!