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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Grade level/subject: Special education resource room
Last job: Substitute teaching
Education: University of Minnesota, Duluth—elementary and special educationHometown: Farmington
Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, movies, running, dance, hockey
Why I chose education: Ever since I was a child I loved teaching and helping the younger kids. Since then I have wanted to work with kids and help them to learn.
Grade level/subject: Speech language pathologist
Last job: Birth to five SLP in the Red Wing School District
Education: Undergraduate and graduate schooling at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA
Hometown: Charles City, IA
Hobbies: Boating, biking, reading, spending time with friends and family
Why I chose education: Since I was little I knew I wanted to work in education. I would spend hours playing school. I have always had a passion for helping others and working with children.
School: Greenvale Park Elementary
Grade level/subject: Teacher-Read 180
Last job: Substitute teacher
Education: B.A.—Dordt College
Hometown: Hull, IA
Hobbies: Playing piano and organ, reading
Why I chose education: I love to learn and enjoy helping others learn new things. Working with students in the district is a great way for all of us to learn together.
Grade level/subject: Fourth-grade teacher
Last job: Fourth-grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary in Faribault
Education: Minnesota State University, Mankato
Hometown: Little Falls, MN
Hobbies: Playing with my two little boys, reading, gardening, wake boarding, and just being outdoors
Why I chose education: Becoming a teacher is not a choice but truly a calling to nurture young people toward their full potential, not just their minds but their hearts and spirits as well.