I am Dawn Applequist, the Math Specialist at Mississippi Elementary. Included in the Math Specialist job is my role as Math Recovery teacher. I have taught at Mississippi Elementary as a Math Recovery teacher since 2008. Before becoming a Math Recovery teacher, I was a Special Education teacher for 10 years at Adams Elementary in Coon Rapids.
Outside of school, math is very important to my family. My children, Cara, Wes, and Austin all play games that use math and have jobs where having number sense is very important. My husband, Kevin, works with math every day as an accountant. Even the family dog, Dingo, can count to two! (He needs to make sure that he gets the right number of dog cookies at snack time.) Besides enjoying math, I love to read every day.
I am excited about working with the students at Mississippi and watching them grow as mathematicians over the years!