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Welcome to Ms. Rise's website !
I have been teaching at HPSHS for 20 years. I currently teach MYP Human Geography 10 and IB DP Geography 11/12. I serve as an IB examiner for the IBO. I am also the advisor for Model United Nations and the manager of the school community garden/outdoor learning center.
I spent the last few summers in Paris having fun and studying Urban Geography and French Urban Planning. In addition, I attended conferences about international gas and oil pipeline projects and helped organize international conference sessions at the International Right-of-Way Association (IRWA) !
I love turtles, especially baby sea turtles !
My class schedule is:
Period 1- IB Geography SL 11/12
Period 2- Human Geography MYP 10
Period 3- Human Geography MYP 10
Period 4- PLC
Period 5- IB Geography SL 11/12
Period 6- PREP
Period 7- Human Geography MYP 10
*SUMMER HOMEWORK FOR IB GEOGRAPHY SL 11/12
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE: "How Immigrants in the Twin Cities build the economy-and revitalize
neighborhoods". The article can be found at:
Also, create your own hand-made map of Saint Paul with its neighborhoods labeled.
A list of the neighborhoods of Saint Paul can be found on the Community Data Works website at: