• Ms. Houstman

    Welcome to Ms. Houstman's English as a Second Language (ESL) Website

    I teach English to English Learners (ELs)

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    This was my Capstone Project for Masters in ESL completed in August 2018.

    Please leave me feedback, questions, and comments. Thank you! Christine Houstman

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          I have been teaching since 1998 in St. Paul Public Schools, Centennial Schools, Meridian District in Boise, Idaho and since 2007 at Adams Elementary in Coon Rapids. This is my 10th year at Adams!!!
         My degrees of Bachelors of Science (B.S.) and Masters in ESL (K-12), Elementary Education (1-6) and Early Childhood (Birth-Kindergarten) were earned at University of Wisconsin-River Falls and Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
         Students, their families and our staff hear me say how much I love my job! When I am not teaching Kindergarten-Grade 5 English Learners (ELs) I have my home in Lino Lakes to keep me busy. I do all my own lawn care, gardening, and maintenance of every kind. I love to go bike riding and horseback riding. I am also on a Dragon Boat paddling team called the Dragon Divas. We are all breast cancer survivors. In July 2018 we are competing in Florence, Italy against 140 other teams. Go Dragon Divas!!!
         I am a widow with three (3) adult children. The oldest son lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia and my youngest son lives and works in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for Saudia Cargo~Public Relations. My daughter lives and works in Minneapolis.
         I love to travel and have been to places like Bangkok, Karachi, Nairobi, Dar-Es-Salam, Khartoum, Mogadishu, Mumbai, Cairo, Istanbul, Riyadh, Jeddah, Beirut, Damascus, London, Paris, Rome, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, and many more cities. I am a former flight attendant for Saudi Arabian Airlines. I lived in Saudi Arabia for seven years where I learned to speak Arabic.               I have lived in St. Paul, Jeddah, Kuwait, England, Boise, and Lino Lakes. 

         Thank you for supporting your student's education! I am excited to work with your child and watch their growth. Together we can help your child achieve success in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in English.

    I am here for you and your child(ren)

    Christine Houstman
    English Learners, Lead Teacher
    Adams Elementary School
    8989 Sycamore Street NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433