Alexa Michaletz
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Education:

  • BA in Hispanic Studies from the College of Saint Benedict St. John’s University
  • Masters in Education in Second Languages and Cultures from the University of Minnesota
  • Responsive Classroom Training
  • ENVoY Certified

A bit about me… This is my second year at Webster and I am so excited to be back! This will be my fifth year teaching and my fourth year in Minneapolis Public Schools. I love Minneapolis! I live in South Minneapolis with my husband who is also a MPS teacher. I love to explore lakes, coffee shops, and restaurants throughout the city. I also love to travel and learn about new place, people, and cultures. I am excited to see you all this year!

I believe in… Getting to know students and their culture and incorporating it into my teaching. Students teach me just as much as I teach them!

My education journey… I started my education journey working for the Minnesota Reading Corps as a Kindergarten Tutor at Northrop Elementary. From there I decided to get my Masters in Education at the U and started teaching right after. Since then I have learned so much! I am ENVoY certified and have had Responsive Classroom training. I have also presented at the MinneTESOL conference on RISA strategies for oral interaction.

Books… I love any book that teaches me about a new culture, especially Young Adult books. Some recent favorites I have read are Amal Unbound and Out of My Mind. I am always looking for suggestions!

Stories to tell… Jurassic Park helicopter tour, free cheese curds, visiting the North Shore, visiting classrooms in other countries, New Years Eve fireworks in Peru, and many other travel stories and adventures with my husband!