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My name is Linda Hjelmgren and I am the Literacy Coach at Bruce Vento Elementary School. I have been spent my entire teaching career in St. Paul Public Schools. I have taught K-6, with most of my time in 5th and 2nd grades. I love the children, families, and my colleagues in St. Paul!
I have a B.A. in Elementary Education and Social Studies (5-8) from Bemidji State University. I also have an M.A. degree in Reading Instruction from Concordia University, St. Paul.
Bruce Vento is a very special school to me, because I came here as a 2nd grade teacher, which I loved! When the opportunity arose for me to become the Literacy Coach, it was a great fit for me. Teaching reading has always been my passion, so I feel very fortunate that I am able to share my love of reading with our students and teachers at Vento.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, gardening, and cooking. However, spending time with my family is the most important thing to me! We love to spend time in Beaver Bay, MN as a family every summer. My mom is almost 90 and still maintains her own home. I am married with two grown children and three grandchildren. Our daughter is married and has two children. Our son is married and they have one child.
Welcome to our wonderful community at Bruce F. Vento Elementary School. I look forward to working with your family!