Each year several new teachers come to Northfield schools. This school year, Northfield Patch will introduce you to the new teachers in classrooms with brief profiles set to occasionally run in the coming days. Be sure to check back to be introduced to a new set of educators.
Grade level/subject: R&I coach
Last job: Interventionist/academic support at Johnson Elementary in St. Paul
Education: B.A. Economics—Mount Holyoke College; Master's in Teaching—Cardinal Stritch UniversityHometown: Westborough, MA
Hobbies: Family, reading, exercising
Why I chose education: It is extraordinary to become a part of each child's life, helping them to uncover and reach their potential.
School: Northfield High School/
Grade level/subject: SLD teacher 9-12 special education
Last job: EBD program assistant for Lakeville ISD 194
Education: Graduated summa cum laude from St. Cloud State
Hometown: Bath, ME
Hobbies: Reading, geocaching, painting
Why I chose education: I don't know that I chose education so much as it chose me. I entered the field of education through necessity as a single parent and found a vocation that has allowed me to bloom and thrive in ways I never thought possible. I love to teach.
Grade level/subject: Ninth-grade English teacher
Last job: Long-term sub at Roseville Area High School
Education: Ba in English from UND; teaching licensure from MSU-Moorhead
Hometown: Thief River Falls, MN
Hobbies: Reading, tennis, board games
Why I chose education: A good education is increasingly important in our world, and I like being there, in the trenches, helping to ensure that my students are well prepared for their future. Seeing them be successful gives me a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction I can't get doing anything else.
School: Bridgewater Elementary
Grade level/subject: District AT specialist and occupational therapist
Last job: Assistive technology specialist—Bloomington Public Schools
Education: Masters in occupational therapy
Hometown: Iowa City, IA
Hobbies: Oil painting, tennis, gardening
Why I chose education: To help students reach their potential.
School: Northfield High School
Grade level/subject: Math teacher—Algebra IIA, ninth to 11th grade
Last job: Bridgewater educational assistant
Education: M.A. education, secondary
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Hobbies: Currently serving on the board of
Why I chose education: I enjoy learning and want to share my enthusiasm for math with others.