My name is MarySue Taallerud and I will be teaching English 6 and Minnesota History at Ordean East Middle School the 2018-19 school year. I have been teaching in Duluth since 1989 beginning as the Spanish teacher at Grant Language Magnet School. I have since taught 6th grade at Morgan Park Middle School and 4th and 5th grades at Nettleton and Lincoln Park Schools. I taught English in Japan with the Duluth Sister City organization and before coming to Ordean East I taught 3rd grade at Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China. My husband is also a teacher with Duluth Public Schools and we have two children; our son is a sophomore at East High School and our daughter is a Freshman at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. I look forward to getting to know your children during the upcoming school year.