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About Me

  • Wide range of experience working with students (grades K-6) who struggle in reading and math by providing Tier II small group instruction and Tier III 1:1 interventions.  
  • Strong skills in data collection and analysis, spreadsheets, scheduling, intervention research and implementation. 
  • Professional, team player, collaborative, child advocate and motivator.  
  • Member of Multi-Tiered System of Support team, Problem Solving Team, PLT data team, I love to read committee,  PLC Leader, and yearbook designer.  

Work experience

Nov 2009Present

ADSIS Reading Teacher / Title I Reading & Math Teacher 

Forest Lake Schools - Forest Lake, MN
  • Provided evidence-based Reading and Math interventions for students struggling in grades K-6.
  • Monitored student achievement progress, managed student data, lead PLT meetings.
  • Collaborated with other teachers and administration to determine best practice for student growth.
  • Provided Extended Day instruction in reading, math, and social skills for students in grades 3-4.
Jan 2008Present

Substitute Teacher / Title 1 Teacher / Distance Learning

North Branch Schools - North Branch, MN
  • Taught in a variety of elementary and middle school classrooms as well as Kindergarten Title I, Distance Learning for Grades 1-7 and a math tutor.
Jan 2009Jun 2011

Substitute Teacher

Chisago Lakes Schools - Chisago City, MN
  • Taught in various elementary classrooms(K-5th Grade).
  • Taught Reading using Direct Instruction, Odyssey, Read Naturally, and Great Leaps interventions.
Aug 2007Jan 2008

Math Teacher (Long-term Substitute)

North Branch Alternative Learning Center - North Branch, MN
  • Developed and implemented lessons in Middle School Math, Probability and Statistics, Reading for Life, and Art to high-risk students in grades 8-12.
  • Utilized Skyward Educator to take attendance and manage student grade book.
Jan 1999Aug 2007

Lead Teacher / Lead in Charge (Preschool)

Room For Growing Childcare Learning Center
  • Developed and implemented lessons in language, math, art, and social skills for 4-5 year olds.
  • Strong leader in language/reading programs using DISTAR and Zoo Phonics.



Bachelor of Science

St. Cloud State University

Elementary Education K-6 / 5-8 Mathematics 


Bachelor of Arts 

St. Cloud State University - St. Cloud, MN

Psychology - Psych Services  Minor in Gerontology


Jim Caldwell

Principal at Forest Lake Schools - Linwood Elementary    

(651) 982-1901 

Heidi Leigh 

Targeted Services and Staff Development Coordinator Forest Lake Schools

(651) 982-3169

Barb Stigall  

Third Grade Teacher  Forest Lake Schools - Linwood Elementary

(651) 283-1465