Welcome to EL!
Degrees and Certifications:
BA Linguistics from the University of Minnesota Initial teaching license from Hamline University
I'm excited to be your English language teacher this year!
This will be my first year working at Shakopee Public Schools, but I have worked with grades K-5 since 2015.
In my language teaching, I focus on supporting bilingualism and multiculturalism, getting students excited about learning, and helping your students develop new language skills and ways of thinking. I think that students learn best when they have a say in what they learn, and I will incorporate their interests into our daily classroom activities and projects. We will have a lot of fun this year and learn lots from each other!
When I'm not at work I love to spend time outdoors, especially hiking and playing sports. If I can't be outside, I love to quilt, play board games, cook new recipes, and cuddle with my cat. I also love to travel and have been to almost 20 countries, and over half of the 50 states!
Resources for Families
Colorin Colorado: A Spanish/English bilingual site for families and educators
US Department of Education site: Resources for families in Spanish
Immigrant Stories: Inspiring stories of immigrants and opportunity to share one's own experience
Center for Parent Information and Resources: Tools for Spanish speaking families