Welcome to Jefferson!

I am the 7th-8th grade English as a Second Language Teacher and an 8th grade advisory teacher. This is my 5th year at Jefferson Community School! I work with Ms. Carlyn Shanley to instruct all students on language, reading and writing in English Language Arts. In addition to teaching, I advise Yearbook Club and Green Team! I love this school and the wonderful students and families that make us great. I expect every student to work hard and try their best every day to get ready for success in high school and beyond!

I grew up in St. Paul and graduated from Central High School. Then I studied Psychological Science at Gustavus Adolphus College and Education at the University of Minnesota.

In my free time, I read as much as I can! I love to play sports including soccer, rugby, and Australian Rules football. I spend a lot of time with my family and our many cats. I play outside as much as I can hiking, biking, and swimming.

I am so excited for all the reading, talking, writing, learning and experiences we will share this year!

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