Tamsen Brock

Hi,

I am so happy to share a little about myself with Marcy families.  

First of all, I have Marcy Open flowing through my veins!  I have worked at Marcy for 12 years now.  My children went to Marcy Open and I attended Marcy from 2nd to 6th grade when I was a child!  Marcy has been a big part of my life. I truly love the school and all it stands for.

I have a Bachelors and a Masters of Education from the University of Minnesota and a Masters of Fine Arts from Temple University in Philadelphia.  I worked for many years as a professional actress in Mpls/St Paul, until having my own children made the life too difficult. I had a blissful time staying home with my children untill they started school and then I started working at school myself.

I live in Northeast Minneapolis with my husband Kurt, my children Andrew, Jane and Yesenia and my two dogs, Jack and Spike.  Andrew is at Luther College in Iowa, and Yesenia, started at Winona this year. Jane is a senior at Edison High School.

 My husband and I have become obsessed this summer with bird-watching and we spend a lot of time watching the "bird buffet" which he has made in our tree.  I think he had 15 feeders at last count!  In my spare time, I also make pottery and I have a studio in my home.  It seems I have less and less time for pottery these days, but I do try to sneak away to my little studio when I can.

I am delighted with my students in room 115.  They will keep me on my toes and fill my heart with pride.  My hope and dream for this year is to know that each child grew, not only in their academic skills but socially and emotionally.  We work on being a caring classroom in which we all support each other. 

Feel free to contact me anytime and parents/guardians are always welcome in my room.

Love and peace,

Tamsen