picture of Profe Carlson outdoors, wearing sunglasses

Buenas! I'm looking forward to working with and getting to know you this year! We have a LOT of fun in Spanish class. :)

In my 6th  grade classes, and to a large extent 8th grade Spanish 1, homework consists almost exclusively of work not completed during class time.   The assignments pages will reflect work we are doing in class on most occasions. Any missing work in the grade book reflects work not finished in class and/or not handed in.

I have been a professional educator for 19 years, 15 of which have been here in Mahtomedi. Prior to that, I lived in my hometowns of Fargo, ND & Mitchell, SD. My first four years teaching were in Mt. Vernon, SD, near Mitchell.Since beginning my career, I have always taught Spanish, and have taught all ages K12. I have also taught and coached speech and theatre. Both my undergraduate degree and M.Ed. are from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, which is known for its language villages in Bemidji, MN.  

I moved to Mahtomedi from Oakdale with my husband and our three children in fall 2015.  When I'm not teaching, I enjoying hiking & geocaching, reading & movies, and either trying out new restaurants or a new recipe!