Welcome to Fifth Grade~

I am excited to work with you and your child this year.  I am definitely looking forward to a less crazy year (fingers crossed).  A successful year requires you, your child, and me working together to create a successful year filled with learning, memories, fun, and adventures.  We both know there will also be some rough days, so please do not hesitate to contact me.  Fifth grade can be more stressful for students since they are given more independence and responsibilities. It is important that we keep communication open between your child, you, and myself.  Never accept “We did nothing today.” Every day your child will have a lot going on. My goal for this school year is to instill a love of learning and confidence in all of my students.   

I can’t wait to start the school year and would like to share a little about myself.  The 2021-22 school year will be my 24th year teaching in Delano. Through my teaching years, I have taught both fifth and sixth grade. I earned my Masters in Education from Saint Mary's and my degree in elementary education from Moorhead State University.

I have two daughters. Shelby will be a junior, and Megan will be a sophomore at the University of MN.  My summer started out with a trip to Miami beach.  It was a fun, quick getaway.  My summer was filled with outdoor activities from hiking at the North Shore, paddle boarding, staying at cabins, and enjoying the sunshine.  

Bella, our spoiled cockapoo, has enjoyed all of us at home, but we can tell that some days she wishes she could sleep without us bothering her.  She does not let her age slow her down.  She will be 13 in October and can still keep up with chasing the chipmunks and going on long walks. Her favorite days are spent sleeping, getting her belly or ears scratched, and venturing through the woods.  As long as I share my nightly popcorn snack with her, she is one happy dog.


I can’t wait to hear about your summer and to start our great year together!
and patience will be the keys for this year. 
Do not hesitate to ask questions.