I have been teaching in Minneapolis since 1984. I taught at Webster Open School for 21 years as a classroom teacher in grades 3-5 and as a Title 1 Resource teacher in grades K-8. I also taught Spanish as a second language and Spanish literacy to native speakers. I moved to Northrop in 2005 because Webster was closing. I chose Northrop because of the Environmental Education program. Teaching children about the natural world is important to me. I have a beautiful classroom with lots of natural light. I have wonderful students and I love third grade!
I was born and raised in south Minneapolis. I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in Spanish and completed my Masters degree in Second Languages and Cultures. I am grateful to be able to communicate with our Spanish-speaking parents.
During a half year sabbatical in 2010, I organized a year-long nature curriculum that integrates nature study with language arts and science. I completed 80 hours of the Master Naturalist program. I also became a Partner Teacher with Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge that allows our classroom to visit the refuge three times a year for free.
My husband's name is Ray and we have a dog named Lucy. Both of them visit our classroom regularly to listen to students read. I am a true dog lover. I volunteer at Minneapolis Animal Control walking dogs. Working with abandoned animals is challenging, but rewarding. I would like to eventually devote more time to helping rescued animals.
The best way to reach me is through e-mail since I do not regularly check voice mail. You may also call the office before 9:00 AM at 612-668-4520. They will connect you to my room.
4315 31st Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Telephone: 612.668.4520 | Fax: 612.668.4530