August 2019

    Hello Minneota Students, Families, and Viking Fans!

    Welcome to a new school year and to my language arts classroom.  This will be my 31st year of teaching, and I am so happy to be back!  As most of you know by now, I live with my husband on the family farm outside of Marshall, and we have five children and eleven grandchildren.  As an English teacher, of course I LOVE to read, but I also love spending time with my family, exercising, and watching all types of sports.  

    My philosophy for learning is that each student is unique and important and learns through a variety of ways.  One of my most important jobs as a teacher is helping my students to discover their strengths and working alongside of them to develop their full potential.  I feel it is highly important that each student feels welcome in my room each and every day and enjoys coming to class.

    This year I will be teaching the following courses:  LA Grade 8, a section of LA 10, LA 11, and LA 12 College Prep.  I will work very hard to make these courses productive, positive and memorable learning experiences.  

    Again, I am so happy to have these students in my classroom.  We are going to have an awesome learning experience from beginning to end!

    To be prepared, here is a list of important needs:

    • Small binder or folder specifically for LA, lined paper, pens (not red), and pencils
    • ThinkPads—charged and ready to go every day
    • Cell Phones either on my charging station or hidden away
    • A kind attitude
    • A solid work ethic



    “…and so the adventure begins, and

    it will be amazing because YOU are a part of it!”