Welcome

Welcome to my classroom website. My name is Beth Block. I will be your child's teacher for the 2019-20 school year. I have been a teacher for 34 years! My career began in Glenwood City, Wisconsin, where I taught and coached for four years. I accepted a fourth grade position at Northwood in 1989, which also included coaching softball and volleyball. During most of my career, I taught fourth grade, but I've also taught Title 1 and third grade. I began teaching in the Pinecone classroom in 2011. This has become my dream job! I absolutely love working with preschool students!

I am a mom to four children ~

  • Alicia (30), lives in Somerset, WI and is an RN at Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis in the transplant unit.
  • Annie (26), lives in Superior, WI and is an RN at Miller-Dwan as a S.W.A.T. nurse.
  • Morgan (24), lives in Minneapolis, MN and is also at Fairview Hospital as a pharmacy technician and in nursing school @ MATC
  • Connor (21), lives at home and volunteers throughout the community and works part-time at Dollar General.

In October, my husband, Jim, and I celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary! We have a little dog named Oscar.

The Pinecone program is a cooperative program between Northwood School and ICAA Head Start. There are two preschool classrooms of children within the school setting. Classes are held all day from 8:00 a.m. to 3:25 p.m., Monday - Thursday. In this classroom, there are 2 instructional aides, Nikole Johnston and Maria Draper.