Ms. Dooley's Classroom
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Welcome to Ms. Dooley's page!
This is my 15th year at Murray and 22nd year in St Paul Schools. I teach 7th grade Life Science, 7th grade Magnet Science, and Science and Engineering in Action, which is an elective where students can work on projects to enter in the University of Minnesota Excension Office's Ecology Science Fair. We are also planning to compete in an engineering fair in the spring.
I am also a co-advisor for the National Junior Honor Society, and assist with the annual Murray Musical. Each of these attract a large number of truly wonderful students and I am fortunate to be part of each of these groups.
Before Murray, I was at a K-8 school on the West End. Before that, I was an environmental chemist. I have a BA in Biology from the U of M, an Education Licence from Augsburg, A Masters in Science with a focus on Education from Bemidji State, and an Administrator License from Hamline. I have been a science teacher, curriculum coach, and data coach; teaching students and supporting teachers as they design new units and find different ways to engage learners. I love having a variety of things to do within the school -- Murray has a lot of interesting opportunities for learners and teachers!
When not teaching/grading/lesson planning, I enjoy hanging out with my husband, camping, cooking, walking my dog in the Como neighborhood, and traveling. I have two sons who attended Murray, the younger of whom just graduated from the U of M.
Grades and many "assignments" are available through schoology.spps.org.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 651-744-5248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.