First Grade - Class of 2028

Mrs. Teresa Swenson



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Mrs. Teresa Swenson

Welcome! My name is Teresa Swenson, and I am a first grade teacher. I have taught grades K–4 but have been most fortunate to spend the last 20 years in first grade. I believe learning should be developmentally appropriate, engaging, rigorous, and most importantly, FUN!

I grew up in Marion, Iowa, and graduated from Linn-Mar High School. I attended Luther College for two years, then earned my B.S. Degree in Elementary Education from The University of Iowa, with a specializtion in P.E., Music, and Art K–8. My husband and I have two grown children. I love to travel, run, bike, read, rock climb, and spend time with family and friends and our dog, Lucy.

I understand how important it is for children to have high expectations for themselves and believe that lifelong learning is esssential. I strive to ensure that all children in my classroom have this self-belief.