I have taught in Minnneapolis Public Schools since 1991 and have been at Seward since 2002. I graduated cum laude from Augsburg College in 1979 (do the math!!!) with degrees in English, Studio Arts, and Education. I am certified to teach both English and art and love fusing the two subject areas together. I earned a master's degree in education from Saint Marys University in 1999 focusing on the area of poverty and student achievement. It is exciting for me to be an adjunct instructor at Augsburg, where I have been teaching art and adolescent literature method courses to education majors since 2000.
I love working with middle school students and hope that one of the things that becomes instilled in adolescents that I get to work with is the desire to be life long learners and to find joy in discovery and inquiry. My classes offer a variety of activities to motivate students to read, write, speak (like middle school students need more practice in talking...), and critically view media images
2309 28th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55406
Telephone: 612.668.4950 | Fax: 612.668.4960