Welcome to Room 209!

Welcome to Room 209! My name is Katherine Skrief and I am very excited to be your teacher. We will work very hard this year and learn a lot from, and with, each other! I studied Elementary Education and Spanish at the University of Wisconsin: Madison and received my Master's degree from the University of Minnesota. This is my ninth year teaching and my first year at Bethune. I am very happy to be here. I have taught in Minneapolis as well as in Tanzania and Sweden. In my free time I enjoy yoga and learning foreign languages.

I strongly believe in a partnership between the students, their family/guardians, and myself. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns at 612-669-2550 or by email: katherine.skrief@mpls.k12.mn.us. I am eager to hear from you! The best times to reach me are between 7:30-8:30 and 3:15-3:30. Please feel welcome to come to the classroom any time!