Hello parents. I am truly looking forward to working with you and your child this year! I have been teaching at Oxbow for more than fifteen years now, this being my first year in second grade. I am thrilled to be a member of such an amazing staff! Before staying home with my boys for many years, I also taught in the St. Paul Public Schools. My husband and I, along with any of our three boys and dog Ace, enjoy our cabin year round, spending time in the outdoors, and taking road trips to other cities and national parks. However, during the school year we find ourselves as empty nesters experiencing joy in the new freedom. I also enjoy reading and making tasty desserts to share with family and friends.
Thank you in advance for supporting your student's education! In addition to academics, we will be focusing on developing a healthy mindset and being young people with good character traits. We will learn many new things this year by working together and making mistakes. We will adopt the phrase, "I just don't know that yet!".
I look forward to our work as a team while we watch your child GROW and achieve amazing things in second grade.
-Mrs.Gina L Carlson