ELL Social Studies

About Me:   My name is Brooke Lundgren and I am a 6th, 7th and 8th grade social studies and ELL teacher.  This is my twentith year teaching in Minneapolis Public Schools. This is my ninth year at Sanford. I taught abroad in Vietnam from 2014 to 2016 with my family.  In my years before coming to Sanford I taught at Edison High School, Folwell Middle School, Nellie Stone Johnson and Anthony Middle School.  I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology in 1998 and I also earned my M.Ed. in Secondary Social Studies Education from the University of Minnesota in 2001.  In 2008 I earned a second teaching license in ESL from Hamline University.   I especially enjoy teaching in the Minneapolis Public schools because I am a product of MPS having graduted from Southwest High School.  It's great to be able work within the learing community that has been such an important part of shaping who I am.  I became a teacher because I wanted to work in a profession that I feel makes a positive difference in the world and I really enjoy working with young people and hopefully inspiring them to be life long learners!

I love to spend time with my family, read, travel and garcen.  My husband is a high school art teacher in Edina and we have two children, two cats and a dog.  Our son is in 7th grade and our daughter is in 5th grade.   We love to spend time on the North Shore of Lake Superior and at our cabin on the St. Croix River in the summer.  My husband and I are avid travelers and look forward to exciting adventures abroad now that our kids are a little older.  I studied abroad in Kenya and Tanzania when I was in college and taught in Honduras for 6 months my second year of teaching.  I have also traveled to China, Amsterdam, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Puerto Rico and was lucky enough to be the lead teacher for  one of Sanford's international trips in the spring of 2012 to Belize!

Curriculum:  This year I am teaching two 7th grade U.S. Studies classes to English Language Learners and two social studies classes to students on our newcomer team.  Our newcomer team is for students who are new to the U.S. and to learning English.

Contact Info:  Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or concerns.  The best way to contact me is via email.  My email address is brooke.lundgren@mpls.k12.mn.us.  I check my email daily and will return your email within 24 hours.