Ms. Maren Rodriguez
Hello my name is Maren Rodriguez and I am new to Tesfa this year. I am excited to teach a combined 2nd and 3rd grade class and to be a part of the Tesfa team! I earned my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and TESL (Teaching English as a Second language) at the College of Saint Benedict and this is my second year teaching. Recently, I taught at a bilingual, English and Spanish, school in the Dominican Republic and gained experience teaching a multi-age class with my 3rd and 4th graders. I believe everyone deserves to have a great education, no matter where you come from. When I am not teaching I love to travel, cook, and spend time with my family and friends. I want to share my love for celebratig different cultures, travel and curiosity for the world around us with my students. I can’t wait to see what we learn and discover together!
Ms. Kylie Bell
Hello! My name is Kylie Bell and I am brand new to Tesfa this year! This is my very first year of teaching, but I have been lucky enough to have gained lots of experience as a student teacher in a third grade classroom. Second and third are my favorite grades to teach (shh…don’t tell the other grades!) and I am very excited to be teaching both grades this year! I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls in December with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and English Language Arts. I am passionate about teaching and strive to create a safe and positive learning environment for students to grow, explore, create, and be themselves. When I am not at Tesfa, you can probably find me at a coffee shop, drawing, reading, or spending time with family and friends. Let’s have an awesome year, second and third graders!
Ms. Emma Hansen
Hi My name is Emma Hansen and I am excited to be a part of the team at Tesfa! I was born and raised in Minnesota, I moved to Arizona in 2007 and moved back to Minnesota in 2012. I have my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and my Masters in Education Leadership. In my spare time I enjoy being outside and spending as much time as possible with my 2 children, Kaleb who is 6 years old and Ariana who is 8 months.