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Meet Ms Wainio
I am delighted to be teaching 4th grade this year at Vento. Many of my students were my third graders, last year. We are pleased to have several new students join us, as well.
My history is in Minneapolis, where I grew up and attended Minneapolis Public Schools. I graduated from Hamline University in St. Paul where I studied elementary education and sociology. I have a certificate in gifted education, as well.
I started working in St. Paul Schools about 20 years ago as a gifted specialist, at the former Roosevelt Elementary School on the West Side. I taught reading and math with students who needed academic challenge.
My years at Vento have been the best of my long career. My beliefs about the importance of attending college match the vision at Vento. I am fortunate to work with dedicated, knowledgeable and kind colleagues and school leaders. Each day I look forward to working with my students and their families.
In my free time, I swim and read the news. I love to be outdoors and have been lucky to volunteer at archaeology digs. My husband and I have adult children and grandchildren. We enjoy travel, holidays and celebrations with our family.
Right here, in St. Paul,
Is the best college of all.
As you can see
Hamline is my university!