Tiffany Vandre-Lothe
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Goldy with my niece and I at my wedding this summer! Go Gophs!

 


My name is Tiffany Vandre-Lothe.  Many people call me Tiff for short.  This is my eighth year teaching at Marcy, and I couldn't be more behind our strong community and focus on peace and social justice.  I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to get to know the incoming second graders and their families this year!  I'm also so excited that there will be two teachers in 106 this year!  See more about Aaron Stein, my student teacher, below.  Aaron and I have worked together in the past, and I know our 2nd graders will greatly benefit from having him in our classroom.

I have both a Bachelors in Elementary Education and a Masters in Education from The University of Minnesota.  The U has a very special place in my heart.  This summer I even married my best friend, Brendan, right on campus.  I'm originally from Stevens Point, Wisconsin, but have lived in Minnesota the last 12 years and consider it home (Sorry Vikings vans, I'm still a die hard Packers fan!).

Aside from getting married this summer, Brendan and I also spent 3 weeks traveling in Europe.  Traveling is one of my favorite things to do, and I find it is one of the best ways to deepen my understanding of the world and other cultures.  I think it's extremely important to try to push ourselves and each other to continually deepen our own understandings of these things, and it is one of my main goals to help my students understand just how important it is.

Every school year at Marcy we start the year thinking about our goals (both staff and students), or "hopes and dreams," as we call them.  My hope and dream for this school year is to provide students with culturally relevant instruction, that pushes them to grow both academically and socially.  Please check out the "Classroom Philosophy" section of our class website to learn more about my approach to teaching.

Please keep in touch with me throughout the year!  The best way to reach me is by email as I check it multiple times a day, but I'm also available by phone.  I'm absolutely thrilled to be working with all of you this year!

Peace and Love,
Tiffany

 

Welcome to 106!  

My name is Aaron, and I will be student teaching alongside Tiff this school year in Room 106. I recently graduated from the U of MN with my Bachelors in Elementary Education and minor in Applied Educational Psychology. I am currently enrolled in the Masters in Education program also at the U. I am excited to meet and work with all of the new learners in our classroom! Academic and emotional development is crucial in 2nd grade, and I take the responsibility of helping your children to grow seriously. 

On a personal note, I am from Hudson, WI, but have lived in Minneapolis for four years. When I’m not at school, I enjoy spending as much time as I can outside. This usually means walking my golden retriever. Rock climbing, fishing, and running also fill up my time. 

Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns! I can best be reached by email at stei1044@umn.edu

 

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