5th grade Language Arts
Minnewaska Area Intermediate School
phone: 239-4800 ext. 1122
Hi! My name is Michelle Hess. I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education from Winona State University, with a double licensure in Kindergarten and Middle School. I have taught Title 1, ECFE and Pre-K for the last six years. I am originally from Morris, MN and currently live in Alexandria, MN with my husband Jamie and our two kids Jaida and Maxwell. I love nature and being outside, running, hiking, and camping. I am so excited to be teaching 5th grade and am looking forward to an unforgettable year!
My philosophy of education is simple. I want to provide an environment for learning that is structured, respectful, encouraging and safe. Learning takes place when there is confidence to take risks and feeling you can be yourself. This fosters growth and expansion of knowledge.