Welcome to Mr. Holmgren's Website
Mr. Holmgren is a currently a 7th grade American History teacher at Jackson Middle School in Champlin, Mn. The 2016-17 school year will be the 15th year he has been at Jackson and his 18th year of teaching overall. During his tenure at JMS, Mr. Holmgren has taught both 7th grade American History and 8th grade World Geography.
Mr. Holmgren is a proud alumnus of St. Francis High School and a graduate of Bemidji State University where he earned his bachelor of Science degree in Social Studies Education with minors in Psychology and Coaching. Before arriving at the Anoka-Hennepin district in the fall of 2002, Mr. Holmgren taught 7-12 Social Studies for three years at NRHEG High School in New Richland, Mn. located in the southern part of the state.
Classroom Philosophy and Expectations:
If you sit in on a class taught by Mr. Holmgren you will immediately notice a sense of comfort, communication and enjoyment amongst the students and teacher. This is exactly the goal Mr. Holmgren has for each one of his classes. While realizing that American History may not be the favorite subject for a majority of his students, he strives to create an atmosphere in his classroom where every single student can at least enjoy spending time there. The thought process behind this is based on the idea that if each student can at least be curious about what is going to happen in Mr. Holmgren's class each day and walk through the door with an open mind, it will then be much easier to motivate students and fill those open minds with something before they leave that day.
Mr. Holmgren is the father of a beautiful 6 year old daughter, a frequent viewer of most sporting events, dedicated reader of that archaic thing we call a daily newspaper and a semi-avid reader of non-fiction books. In his spare time, Mr. Holmgren enjoys spending time with his large and extensive family and traveling to warm places where doing nothing is completely acceptable. Mr. Holmgren also coaches baseball at Elk River High School where he has resided for the past 12 years. He has been the Head Baseball Coach at Elk River since the spring of 2012 and has also coached basketball for many years at a wide range of levels, from 9th grade to the NCAA DII level.
Contacting Mr. Holmgren
The best, easiest and quickest way to contact Mr. Holmgren's is through email. You can email him with homework requests, grade concerns or questions, general concerns or any other information you fill will help Mr. Holmgren better understand your child and help them succeed in his classroom.
His school email address is: Ryan.Holmgren@ahschools.us