• Welcome To 8th Grade ELA

    My name is Laura McQuiston.  I teach both regular and advanced ELA 8 at Northdale.  FOr 17 years I have been a teacher but have worked for the Anoka Hennepin School District for 15.  I live in Minneapolis with my husband, two boys and 2 granddaughters.  I love to write and have a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Hamline University.  I am also a poetry editor for Redbird Press.  After school, I co-direct the fall play, edit & publish Kaleidoscope (NMS literary and art journal 2 per year), facilitate “Writer’s Breakfast” which will start in January.  I look forward to getting to know all of you during the 2019-2020 school year.

    Thank you for supporting your student's education! I am excited to work with your child and watch their growth. Together we can help your child achieve success!



    Laura Bryan McQuiston
    ELA 8 & ELA department leader
    Northdale Middle School
    11301 Dogwood St NW
    Coon Rapids, MN 55448
  • Teaching Schedule:
     Period 1 Advanced ELA 8
     Period 2 Advanced ELA 8
     Period 3 Preparation Time
     Period 4 Advanced ELA 8
     Period 5  ELA 8 
     Period 6  Preparation Time
     Period 7 ELA 8