“Joy comes from feeling you belong to a community, from being happy together, from no longer being alone, in offering everyone a place where they can laugh, dance, celebrate, and experience a sense of belonging. The greatest means of evangelization we have today is small communities where there are happy, joyful, people who care for one another” – Jean Vanier
This defines how I feel being apart of the St. Dominic family, and how I see my role as in the classroom- creating a place of joy, belonging, and caring for one another.
I am entering my sixth year of teaching and second year at St. Dominic School. After graduating from the University of St. Thomas, I coached softball and taught Spanish 2-4 for four years at a Catholic high school in Minneapolis. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with your students in Kindergarten through 6th grade! We will sing, dance, move, read and act out stories, and play – all in Spanish! We will focus on our goals of communication and create connections with other cultures and our own community.
When I am not teaching or chasing two daughters and puppy Johanna, I love to knit, sew, eat Culver’s ice cream, visit my in-laws’ farm, and ride my bike! My longest ride was with the MS Society, we rode 300 miles from the Canadian border to Duluth in five days. My family and I are new to the southern MN area, and we have immediately felt a warm welcome and feel a part of this St. Dominic family.
Position: Spanish Specialist
Staff Category: School Staff