• Welcome to my website! I am so glad you came to visit!

    I have always wanted to be a teacher. I love learning and want to spread my excitement to others. This is my 16th year of teaching. I have taught Special Education at Crooked Lake, University Avenue and now Brookside Elementary schools. I work with students who have learning disabilities in math and/or reading as well as students with emotional or behavioral disabilities. My job is to think outside of the box and figure out how to help them learn and process their feelings in a different way.

    Before I was a Special Education teacher, I taught Title I - math and reading support for kids who need help catching up to grade level - for 5 years at a wonderful neighborhood school in Coon Rapids called L. O. Jacob Elementary School.

    I have earned my Undergraduate Degree in Elementary Education from Augsburg College and then my Master's Degree in Education at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. I returned to Augsburg to finish up my Special Education licenses in EBD/LD (Emotional Behavioral Disability and Learning Disability) and completed my coursework in September 2009.

     I live in in Anoka, MN - The Halloween Capital of the World. I have a loving husband who makes me laugh and loves me very much. We entertain together in community parades as friendly clowns around the state of Minnesota. We have one daughter who lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with her husband and our granddaughter! We enjoy going on adventures on our motorcycles and up to our cabins in Cook and Ely Minnesota.

    Thank you so much for visiting my webpage!


    Mrs. G

    Jen Galvin
    Special Education - Specific Learning and Emotional Behavioral Disabilities Teacher
    Brookside Elementary School
    17003 Nowthen Blvd NW, Ramsey, MN 55303