MYP Language and Literature ~ Literacy Specialist
Google Voice: 651-419-0915
Office hours -
Mon-Thurs: 2-4 p.m.
or, by appointment
The best way to contact me is by email, however you may also my Google Voice number. I will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours.
If you are interested in gaining access to your child's Google classroom account, please email me and I will guide you through joining. Thank you - Tara
Resources for ELA
Experience and Credentials
The past 24 years afforded me the great pleasure of teaching English at all grade levels. My years with Minneapolis Public Schools and the last nineteen years at Thomas Edison produced great variety, promise and learning. Currently, I teach Language and Literature - Year 4 and serve as literacy specialist for Thomas Edison.
Thomas Edison High School - 2003-present
Olson Middle School - 1998-2003
M.A. in Literacy, Bethel University - 2014
K-12 reading license
M.A. in Education, University of St. Thomas - 1999
B.A. in English: Creative Writing, University of St. Thomas - 1995
District Literacy Professional Development Facilitator: 2017, 2019, 2022
10th-grade Team Lead: 2017 - present
Literacy Coach/Specialist: 2012 - 2018; 2022-
PLC lead: 2010- 2015; 2022
Teacher Mentor: 2007-2010