Grade 1

Ms. Michelle Orman


Ms. Michelle Orman will return to Tesfa for her second year of teaching.  She graduated from North Central University in Minneapolis, MN with an Elementary Education degree. She recently came back to the United States after teaching English in South Korea for five years. She is energetic, positive, and passionate about creating a rich learning environment for all students. In her free time she enjoys athletics such as soccer, basketball, softball and ultimate frisbee. She has traveled to 15 countries around the world and is overjoyed to begin a new and exciting adventure with Tesfa International! 




Ms. Christine Claflin


Ms. Christine Claflin will return to Tesfa for her second year of teaching.  She is a University of Northwestern, St. Paul graduate and has been teaching for 4 years. Recently, Christine spent two years in Kigali, Rwanda teaching 2nd Grade at Kigali International Community School. Through this experience she had many opportunities to travel the world and learn about various cultures. Now that she is back in the U.S. she resides in St. Paul, MN where she enjoys the busyness and accessibility of Grand Avenue, downtown St. Paul, and the various walking/biking paths. She grew up across the river in Hudson, WI and is the oldest of three girls. In her free time, Christine loves to travel, spend time outdoors, play soccer, go to concerts, and play music!



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