Marie Sortland
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I am very excited to be teaching 6th grade English.  I have worked in Mahtomedi as both a teacher and instructional coach for many years. I received my bachelor's in education from Gustavus Adolphus College and my master's in Curriculum and Instruction from Mankato State University.  
I live in Woodbury, MN with my husband, Dave.  We are parents to three children. Britta and her husband Eric work as construction engineers in Minneapolis. Ana is a senior at Michigan State University. Our youngest child, Eric, is beginning his junior year at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
In my free time I love to read, walk, bike, visit with friends and relatives, drink tea, and knit (a relatively new hobby.)

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English 6
Honors English 6
Our Mission

The mission of Mahtomedi Middle School, an authentically connected community of Zephyrs dedicated to the fearless pursuit of personal growth is to ensure all students possess the academic, social, and emotional foundation for individual success while exploring passions and enhancing their joy of learning, through a vital system distinguished by:

  • A culture that fosters trusting relationships and belonging
  • An inclusive community that embraces and celebrates each individual
  • Exceptional learning experiences and diverse opportunities that inspire and challenge students inside and outside of the classroom
  • A culture that encourages curiosity and risk-taking and recognizes failure as a part of the learning process
  • A dynamic learning environment that is flexible and responsive
Mahtomedi Middle School ISD #832
8100 75th Street North, Mahtomedi, MN 55115
Phone: 651.407.2200
Fax: 651.407.2225
Attendance: 651.407.2208
Our School
Mahtomedi Middle School provides programming to allow each student to find success academically, socially, and emotionally. Our curriculum provides students exploratory opportunities in a variety of curricular areas that provide career and college ready experiences: engineering, art, music, health, family and consumer science, phy-ed, and Spanish. Our experienced staff is focused on the social and emotional development of the early adolescent and provides small advisory groups and individual success coaching. Academic offerings include accelerated and honors courses in math, science, and language arts as well as support classes for those students who need extra attention in skill-building and time management. In addition to academic coursework, our students also have opportunities to engage and explore through our co-curricular offerings. Individual student attention is the strength of Mahtomedi Middle School.