Ms. Peterson
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My name is Grace Peterson and I'm excited to be your teacher this year.

I teach 7th grade U.S. Studies, an exciting, rigorous course focusing on the relevance of U.S. history connected to our current day. My teaching philosophy is that students should be at the forefront of their learning, constructing their knowledge through relevant, active learning strategies. Everything in this course is designed to not only teach students history, but also strengthen their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in Family Social Science and completed my Teaching License 5-12 Social Studies through Bethel University Graduate program.  Currently I am pursuing my Reading Endorsement through Concordia University, so have the unique perspective of being a student at the same time as a teacher.

Prior to my 2 years at Justice Page Middle School, I taught 8th grade Global Studies for a year at Nellie Stone Johnson in North Minneapolis, and 7th grade Social Studies for two years in Columbia Heights.

I love traveling and recently was inspired to go back to the University of Minnesota to study abroad in Mexico to learn Spanish during their summer term. Some of my other pasttimes include local Minneapolis coffeeshops, thrifting, watching sports, spending time with my family and friends, and staying on top of my favorite TV shows! 

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