Phone: 651-290-8384


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Elementary Education, Augsburg College MA in Classroom Instruction/Reading, Concordia University

Mrs. Heather Gorder

Welcome to Fifth Grade!

Mrs. Gorder has been at EXPO Elementary for 15 years. She has been in the Saint Paul Public School District for 16 years. Mrs. Gorder has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Augsburg College, and a Master of Arts in Reading from Concordia University.  Mrs. Gorder currently teaches 5th Grade and has previously taught a multiage 5th/6th Grade classroom at EXPO.

Outside of EXPO, Mrs. Gorder enjoys hiking with her husband and dog, running outside, doing puzzles with a cup of coffee, and spending time with family and friends.  Going to the theater, trying a new restaurant, or an old favorite, are also fun-filled activities for Mrs. Gorder. She loves reading a good book!

Mrs. Gorder was born and raised in Saint Paul, MN, and is a proud graduate of Saint Paul Public Schools.  Saint Paul has her heart, and always will. Mrs. Gorder is the youngest of three and loves spending time with her niece and nephews. Laughter is a big part of her lifestyle! 

Mrs. Gorder enjoys working with the EXPO community, families, and staff. She loves spending her days with her fifth graders, and watching them grow as scholars, leaders, and positive community members. Each day is full of learning and inspiration! 


"I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do." -Leonardo da Vinci