Who's New to Northfield's Classrooms?—Part 2

This school year, Northfield Patch will introduce you to the new teachers in Northfield School District's classrooms.

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 run in the coming days. Be sure to check back to be introduced to a new set of educators.

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Linda Temple

Grade level/subject: Third grade
Last job: 1-2-3 multi-age classroom teacher 
Education: B.S. and Master's degree from Winona State UniversityHometown: Hector, MN
Hobbies: I am my children's biggest fan, and watching them perform and compete is my favorite hobby!
Why I chose education: I chose education because I had such wonderful teachers who instilled a love for learning in me.

Alex Keilen

Grade level/subject: Student-teacher—math
Education: Southwest Minnesota State University
Hometown: Faribault
Hobbies: Twins games (been a bad couple of years)
Why I chose education: I chose education because I really wanted to share my interests in math with students and to change the stereotype that math is "boring."

Wendy Shampine

School: Bridgewater Elementary
Grade level/subject: Special education teacher—K-5 classroom for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities
Last job: Fifth-grade teacher at The American School Foundation of Monterrey, an English immersion school in Mexico
Education: Brooklyn Park, MN
Hobbies: Traveling, learning new things, biking, cooking and making jewelry
Why I chose education: I love watching students learning and growing. I have always wanted to make a difference in our world and being a teacher is a great way to impact lives.

Lily Trelstad

Grade level/subject: Third-grade compañeros
Last job: First grade in Owatonna
Education: St. Mary's University of MN—B.A. in K-8 elementary education and Spanish minor
Hometown: Cannon Falls
Hobbies: Traveling, browsing Pinterest, spending time with family and friends, running
Why I chose education: I love helping children and making a difference in their lives.

Dana Sonnicksen

School: Greenvale Park Elementary
Grade level/subject: English as a Second Language 
Education: BA from Luther College
Hometown: Belle Plaine, MN
Hobbies: Crafting, reading and Zumba
Why I chose education: I enjoy learning and wanted to share that with children. I also want to provide a safe place for children to grow. I want to make a difference in a child's life.

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