Hello! I am Mrs. Kurtz and this is my second year teaching at Anoka High School! I grew up in the small town of St. Francis, Minnesota and graduated from St. Cloud State University in 2012. While at SCSU, I competed in track and field as well as cross country (Go Huskies!) After college, I taught English at St. Francis High School for six years before joining the Anoka family. In my spare time, I enjoy training for the Twin Cities Marathon and spending time with my husband and one-year-old son Wesley. My goal this year is to build strong relationships while challenging students to think critically about the world around them. In addition to teaching ELA in grades 10-12, I'm an assistant cross country coach and the girls head track and field coach here at Anoka!