• Welcome to our Classroom Website. I am excited to be working with your family this year at McKinley Elementary School.  This is my 40th year in the Anoka Hennepin School District.  I have been a first grade teacher for a total of 17 years, sixteen years at McKinley. Previously, I was the Coordinator of the Preschool Program at Anoka High School, working with 4-5 years olds, in addition to incorporating the high school students into the preschool program. Before that, I worked at Anoka Technical College in the Child Care Occupations Program, teaching post-secondary students and coordinating the College Campus Day Care Center.  I have a Bachelors Degree from St. Catherine's University, a Masters Degree from St. Mary's University and 60 additional credits from the University of St. Thomas. I have two children, a 34 year old daughter and a 30 year old son. I live in Nowthen, just west of Ham Lake.  My interests and hobbies include flower gardening, going to musicals, and hiking. 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! 

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    DaNette Dempsey
    First Grade
    McKinley Elementary School
    1740 Constance Blvd. NE
    Ham Lake, Minnesota 55304