Meet Some of Our New Teachers
Monday, September 23, 2013 6:40 AM


Second Grade Teacher, Karin Emerson:

My name is Karin Emerson. I earned a Master’s degree in experiential education at Minnesota State University Mankato, and a Reading Specialist License at the University of Minnesota. I taught Kindergarten for four years and first/second grade combined for four years. For the past 14 years I have worked as a reading specialist focusing on helping

Karin Emerson
Karin Emerson
students move from beginning or non-readers to readers. I have two daughters, one in college and one in high school. My husband owns Inside Edge Golf in Eden Prairie. I love spending time with my family, learning new things and reading. I am honored to be welcomed into the teaching staff and community at Lake Harriet Lower. I am very excited to be back in the classroom and develop the yearlong relationships and strong learning community with students and families I have come to miss!



Seventh/Eighth Grade Language Arts:

Hansen Family
Deborah Hansen & family
Deborah Hansen:

Hi, my name is Deborah Hansen and I’ve been teaching 8th grade Language Arts and Reading at Anwatin Middle School for the past four years. I earned my teaching degree from Metropolitan State University and my Reading licensure from The University of Minnesota. I have two children, a 20 -year old son, and a 17 year-old daughter, both graduates of Lake Harriet Community School. My husband and I have lived in the Linden Hills neighborhood for almost 30 years. I’m very excited to work with your students and the wonderful staff at Lake Harriet.