I'm originally from a very small town in northwest Minnesota. My high school graduating class was only 47 students! I grew up living on a lake and my family were farmers. My parents and my brother and his family still work on the family farm. We LOVE to spend time at the lake and on the farm throughout the year! It will always feel like home to me. I came to the Twin Cities for Bethel University. I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and went to work for North St. Paul, Maplewood, Oakdale School District. I also hold a Master's Degree of Education from St. Mary's University.
Another interesting fact about me is my husband and I just celebrated 20 years of marriage! I taught second grade until we began to have children. I was home with my kids for many wonderful years and wouldn't trade that special time for anything. We have 4 children: Jesiah, Addie, Eliah, and Malachi. All of our children attend Mahtomedi Schools. I began working part time for Mahtomedi in 2011 in various roles teaching first grade, kindergarten, second grade, and doing both reading and math support. I guess you could say I've done a little of lots of things at Wildwood!
When I'm not at school, you might find me running, riding my road bike, spending time with my family, reading, or driving our kids to various activities/sports. I spend lots of time in the car and have discovered this a great place to have some wonderful conversations with my kids!
I'm excited to work with your child this upcoming school year and to get to know your family.
Please also take advantage of the other second grade teachers' websites for some great links! I am a part of a fantastic team with lots of great experience and resources.