• Welcome to the Fourth Grade!  Our year together will be filled with hands-on learning, thought provoking questions, and building trusting relationships.  I am excited to embark on this adventure with you!  I promise your student will learn something new every day...some days they will bring it home in their hands, some days they will bring it home in their heads, and some days they will bring it home in their hearts!
    I have been a teacher since 2003.  I earned my Master's Degree in Elementary Education and a Minor in Spanish from the University of Minnesota...Go Gophers!  During my previous years of being a teacher, I have worked with many different ages of students ranging from Kindergartners to Fifth Graders.  I have taught in multiple suburbs across the Twin Cities, and was a teacher for the Minneapolis Public School District for five years.  Fourth Graders are my favorite age group to teach, and I have spent most of my teaching career working with nifty nine and ten year olds! 
    My husband, Nick, and I have called Shakopee home since 2011.  We live in a great neighborhood by Marschall Farm with our Cavapoo dog, Lilo Ohana.  When I am not at school, you can find me enjoying a good book, coaching my swim team during the summer months, spending time with family and friends, or watching sports...especially football!  I look forward to a spectacular school year with my Super Surfers in Room 221!