Hello!  Hi!  Good Day!
    I have been teaching children with cognitive disabilities for over 30 years.  As a teenager I was a baby sitter to my neighbor who became my best friend.  She was severely disabled.  
    I went to St. Catherine's for early childhood and elementary education. I began as a 1st grade teacher as I worked on my Master's degree in Special Education at St. Thomas.  Over the years I have added different special education licensures at St. Thomas.  My teaching licenses are: Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary 1-6, DCD severe/profound K-12, DCD mild/moderate K-12, LD K-12, and ASD K-12.
    This is my 3rd year at Adams Elementary.  I enjoy my students and I am proud of their gains.
    I am a widow.  I have an 11 year old noisy beagle daily.  I am Auntie to many.  And I enjoy time with my 90 year old mother.
    Mary Rubbelke
    Special Education CenterBase Classroom
    K-5 DCD/ASD
    Adams Elementary
    Coon Rapids MN