Joyce Baumann

I am originally from Menomonie, Wisconsin.  I received me undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in Public Relations.  I attended the College of Saint Benedict to obtain my teaching license and completed my Masters through St Mary’s University-Winona. I love teaching children to read and had the opportunity to expand my skills and knowledge in this area through a reading certification program at St. Cloud State University. 

I have been teaching for 19 years, almost all of them at Cold Spring Elementary.  This will be my fifth year in kindergarten.  I have also taught 5th and 2nd grade.  I love kindergarten!  The growth during this year is phenomenal.  It is so exciting to be a part of children’s earliest steps in reading.  I do get my “big kid fix” by coaching elementary knowledge bowl for ROCORI’s 5th and 6th graders.

My family keeps me busy.  My husband Tadd and I have four children.  Matthew will be completing his final year at SCSU, majoring in nursing.  Adam is a senior at ROCORI High School and he is very active in theater.  Hannah will be in 7th grade at ROCORI Middle School.  Gracie will be a second grader at Cold Spring Elementary.  Both Hannah and Gracie keep us busy with their involvement in dance.  I love music and work on the side coordinating the music and liturgy for a church in St. Cloud.  This includes directing a few choirs.  When I have time, I like to write music and I also enjoy making jewelry.  This past summer, I had the opportunity to travel with a group of teachers to Brazil to learn more about their educational system and to do a little sight-seeing.  It was an incredible experience.

There is one word to describe kindergarten—FUN!  There is so much to look forward to!  We will bake a gingerbread man (hopefully he doesn’t run away!), celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, take a field trip to a farm, learn about the world through a young boy named Flat Stanley and much more!  We will work and play and just have fun together!

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