Hi! My name is Mrs. Stenzel and I am so excited to be teaching 1st grade this year! It’s going to be a fun year full of lots of learning and new adventures and I can’t wait to get started!
A little about me…I was raised in Mankato, MN and am the middle child of three. I have a younger sister, Karen, and an older brother, Eric. I love them! When I graduated from high school, I attended Minnesota State University…Go Mavericks! I majored in Elementary Education and couldn’t wait to graduate and start teaching.
I worked in a third grade classroom for one year in Mankato and then found my way back to St. Clair (where I attended school from kindergarten through 12th grade) and taught kindergarten for 5 years. I also have spent time working in a 1st grade classroom as well as a 4th grade classroom. This will be my 9th year teaching and I absolutely love what I do! I am very much looking forward to first grade because I know where the kiddos are coming from and exactly where they need to go. Having the teaching experiences I have had will really help me challenge this year’s class to reach for the stars!
I am married to a wonderful man, Dan, who works at Kraus Anderson in Rochester and really enjoys the construction field. We moved into a home in Hayfield 3 years ago and have fallen in love with this community. We have a 2 1/2 year old, Lila, and a 7 month old, Hadley. As a family, we love to spend time outside, go for walks, cook, and spend time with family and friends. We are so thankful for all of the exciting and busy changes this past few years and look forward to what this coming year has in store.