My name is Mandy Dens. I love teaching second graders at Garfield and being a part of the Brainerd community! It is a joy to watch students learn and grow throughout the year. When I am not at school, I enjoy being outside and spending time with my family and friends.
My name is Gina Barber and I teach 2nd grade at Garfield. It is my favorite grade! I feel like I have one of the best jobs ever!
I love spending my days with curious and creative 2nd graders. I think my favorite subject to teach is math. I love hearing and seeing the many strategies students come up with for solving math problems.
Another favorite part of my day is listening to kids read. I always enjoy the great discussions that we have in our reading groups.
I have 2 kids. Beck is in 6th grade and Bella is in 4th. My husband teaches 5th grade math.
When I am not at work, I love to do anything outdoors! I enjoy all 4 seasons and am glad I live in MN. But, I also enjoy traveling as much as I can.
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