RaeAnn Blomsness
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Education

  • B.S. Elementary Education, St. Cloud State University
  • K-6 Elementary Education License and 5-8 Mathematics License
  • Responsive Classroom Training, Level 1 and Advanced Course
  • ENVoY certification, ENVoY Host teacher, and working towards ENVoY demonstration teacher certification; ENVoY Healthy Classroom, Small Group ENVoY, A Cat in the Doghouse
  • Purposeful Co-teaching Training, Metro ECSU
  • Advantage Math Recovery (AVMR) Training
  • Reader's Workshop, Writer's Workshop, Guided Math

A bit about me… I started my teaching career at Nellie Stone Johnson School as a student teacher in 2008. I’ve been teaching in Minneapolis Public Schools ever since and I’ve loved working and learning with students from Pre-K through 5th grade. Everyday is a learning adventure that we can all share!

In addition to teaching and learning, I also love spending time with my family, friends, our dog, Harley Rae  and my husband. Reading, listening to music, dancing, going on walks, painting, attending yoga classes, watching hockey (Go WILD!), going on trips, and laughing are also very close to my heart.

I believe in-- asking questions; always trying your best; being kind and supportive of others; teamwork and collaboration; being yourself and learning from others; love and family.

I believe-- all students can learn; we are all important and special; we all have something to share with the world.

My education journey-- I grew up surrounded by books and read with my parents daily. The first book I could read on my own was Mr. Brown Can Moo Can You?  by: Dr. Seuss because of how often I read it with my parents. At the age of three I started dance lessons and loved learning new dances and techniques over the 15 years I was a part of my dance studio. I also had many caring teachers growing up starting at Bernie’s Montessori School in Minneapolis and also in Columbia Heights School District. I’ve student taught in 2nd grade, taught 4th and 5th grade reading groups, a 4th grade Math specialist class, 3rd grade for four years, 1st grade for 2+ years, intervention groups and various grade levels in the after school program. My passion lies in working with students, families, and other educators. I love learning and instilling a love of learning in others.

Books-- It is always hard for me to choose favorites, but I absolutely adore Dr. Seuss; books by Kevin Henkes; SkippyjonJones books by Judy Schachner always make me laugh; and reading books about math instruction makes me happy as well as sappy love stories (because I am a hopeless romantic). I love sharing my love of reading with others. I have expanded my reading selections by joining the Book of the Month club and I’m enjoying reading many new genres.

Stories to tell-- my engagement in Rocky Mountain National Park; family trips up north fishing; trips to visit family and friends in Texas; the race through the airport to catch my first flight alone; adventures with our puppy, Harley Rae, who is now three years old; my wedding day and our many wedding adventures!

I am so excited to be a part of the Webster Elementary School Community again this year! I look forward to seeing familiar faces, meeting new Webster friends, and working together!