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The 2018-2019 school year will be my seventh year at Randolph Heights, and my 25th year with the St. Paul Public Schools! I have spent half of my time in St. Paul in the classroom teaching grades 1-6, and the other half of my time has been spent as a Literacy Specialist, primarily at EXPO Elementary, just down the street. It’s nice to be back in the neighborhood!
When I’m not teaching and having fun with third graders, I’m busy with my own three children, and one adorable Corgi named Molly. My oldest daughter graduated last spring from Tufts University in Boston, and thankfully she's moved back to the cities, and my son just entered his third year of engineering at Iowa State. My youngest daughter is also in college - fortunately she goes to school in town, so she is close. It is true, they grow up quickly!
Although children are my passion, I do have a life beyond them! You can often find me biking the Minneapolis trails, camping in the north woods, seeking out the latest restaurant, or dreaming about my next travel destination. I spend the summers outside as much as possible whether it's kayaking, running, hiking, camping or gardening - outside is my happy place! :)
My personal belief is that all people have a story to tell, and I transfer this belief to my students. I love that the children in my class are individuals who come from many different places, with many different experiences, and with a variety of perspectives. We continually build on these differences, and grow as a classroom community.
I am fortunate to be a part of the Randolph Heights staff, and I look forward to welcoming you into this wonderful community.