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Welcome to Jefferson!

I am the 7th-8th grade ESL teacher and an 8th grade advisory teacher. I've taught at Jefferson since 2014. I work with Ms. Carlyn Shanley to instruct all students on language, reading and writing in English Language Arts. I love this school and the wonderful students and families that build our community. 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. I went to Gustavus Adolphus College and the University of Minnesota.

In my free time, I read as much as I can! I love to play sports . I spend a lot of time with my family and our many cats. I enjoy biking, hiking, and camping outside. 

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


Please contact me at pia.richardson@mpls.k12.mn.us