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 farms. 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 originally came to the Twin Cities to attend 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.
I taught second grade for North St. Paul 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 and all of our children attend or graduated from 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 teaching second grade, you might find me running, riding my 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. I love to watch students understand a new concept for the first time and be a part of helping children (and often families) make friendships that last well beyond second grade. It's a privilege to be entrusted with your second grader for this upcoming year and I look forward to meeting all of you soon!
In addition to the supplies listed for all second graders, please purchase the following supplies for our classroom: