Ms. Dooley's Classroom
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Welcome to Ms. Dooley's page!
I've been at Murray since 2006 and St Paul Schools since 1999. I am so fortunate to be able to work with such awesome learners and staff at Murray. I teach 7th grade Life Science, Comparative Anatomy, which is an elective where students learn about how the Earth has changed over time and how that has shaped how plants and animals look, and an accelerated 8th grade science elective for students who want a challenge and high school credit.
I am also a co-advisor for the National Junior Honor Society, and am an advisor for 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, and have gone on to graduate from Como, the U of M, and the older one has just finished grad school.
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. I don't resond to emails during the day while I am teaching, but I will get back to you within 24 hours.