Mrs. Forman (Mrs. F)

Special Education (SB3)

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CONTACT INFO

Email: gina.theesfeld@mpls.k12.mn.us

My VMail/Text: (612) 668-1700

*I will send my personal cell to parents on my caseload.*

School Office: (612) 668-1700 ex.170

School Fax: (612) 668-1770

Message to parents- The phone number I have listed is the schools but I will send my personal to you upon request. During Distance Learning I feel it is important for students and families to be able to access me directly with urgent questions. If I am not in the middle of teaching I will try to take texts and calls from 8:30AM-3:30PM. You can always leave a message and I will get back to you within 24 hours. I will call/ text with parents. Students we can go through your parents device unless I have a permission email/ text saying otherwise.

ABOUT ME

Hello Polars,

My name is GinaMarie Forman. I am new to North this year and so excited to be a part of the Polar community! I have been teaching in Minneapolis Public Schools for 5 years. I provide special education services and case management for 11th and 12th graders. I teach Math Strategies, English Strategies, and High School Foundations. I also co- collaborate in 11th grade English with Ms. Steiner, 11th grade Chemistry with Mr. Ombasa, 11th grade Social Studies with Mr. Lachermeir, and push in with the help of Ms. Miller for Algebra 2. I am passionate about making sure that students have equitable access to all academic instruction and Social Emotional Learning. I am thankful that North has such a great team of teachers to collaborate with and I am excited to get to know all of you virtually and in person soon. I also have an amazing husband and a 10 year old son that we adore that plays hockey (I am a hockey mom). I have two dogs that are lots of fun to take on walks or enjoy playing in the snow with. Go Polars!



EDUCATION

Northwestern and University of Minnesota- Go gophers!!!!



Hello North Polars,

I am so excited to be a part of this team and this Polar family! My name is GinaMarie Forman. I went to undergrad at Northwestern and received a major in Criminal Justice/ Law and Theology. I decided to get my masters after I felt that our children and people of color (POC) were entering the justice system. I knew I needed to find a way to help support them in the classroom so that they could avoid entering our criminal justice system. I am passionate about equity and making sure that students understand their gifts and find their place in the education world. I love watching students get out of behavior programs and find success in a general education classroom. It is so rewarding to watch students learn how to manage their emotions and find peace with learning in spaces they can feel safe in. So, I went to the University of Minnesota and got my masters in Education specializing in Special Education with a focus in emotional Behavior disorder (EBD) settings 1-8 and teaching in grades k-12.