Welcome to Spanish!
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¡Hola!  My name is Katie Balk, and I am excited to join the Seward team!  

I am from the Twin Cities area and hold a B.A. in Spanish Studies from the University of Minnesota, an M.A. in Teaching from the University of St. Thomas, and a Minnesota Teaching License in K-12 Spanish.  While a student at the University of Minnesota, I studied abroad in Toledo, Spain.  It was during this time that I became fluent in Spanish.  

My passions are travel and learning languages.  This summer I took a break from traveling through Spanish speaking countries and spent two months in Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.  

I am so excited to work with your children for the upcoming school year!  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns at kathryn.balk@mpls.k12.mn.us.