Our Children are in Good Hands

I recently retired from the St. Paul, Minnesota Public School District after more than thirty years of teaching. Looking back on my career, I find that one of my life’s best decisions was to go into education. I have thoroughly enjoyed my career and the students in my classroom. I have continued my career in education by having the honor of teaching students in the education department at Hamline University, which is also located in Minnesota’s capital city.

For years now we have heard how the field of education struggles to attract quality teachers. I am thrilled to say that I believe this is definitely not the case at Hamline. Since teaching at the University, I have been encouraged and inspired by our education students. I find them to be committed, passionate, and dedicated to a career of helping children grow and learn. Teaching classes to this group of education students has been refreshing. I believe that if the quality of students at Hamline is any indication of the type of students the field is attracting nationally then our children are in good hands.


February 8, 2010. Uncategorized.


  1. Bob replied:

    congratulations on 30 years at the SPSD and on your appointment at Hamline.
    It is wonderful to hear your perspective on the young teachers that you are mentoring. It bodes well for the future. thanks for all you do.

  2. Nettie replied:

    Congrats on your retirement.

  3. Erin replied:

    As one of those students at Hamline, I would like to say I am truly touched to read about your confidence in my abilities and the future of our schools. Thank you so much for the kind words.

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