My name is Paul Larson and this will be my second year teaching in the Mankato Public School District and first as a fifth grade teacher at Hoover. Originally, I am from Mapleton, Minnesota, where I graduated from Maple River High School in 2007. In 2011, I graduated from Saint John's University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and a Mathematics emphasis.
My journey to 5th grade at Hoover has traveled through a few other wonderful years of experience. Last year I was a part of the 4th grade team. Before coming to Hoover I taught for one year in the Blue Earth Area School District as a Title I and Response to Intervention teacher. Also, I taught for two years in the LeSueur-Henderson School District as a 5th grade teacher at the Hilltop STEM School.
In my free time, I enjoy being a learner and a reader. I also enjoy being active outside and spending time with my family and friends. Some of my hobbies are playing, coaching, and watching sports, fishing, snowboarding and wakeboarding.
I cannot wait to learn more about you at Hoover!
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Saint John's University, 2011
Hoover Elementary: 4th, 5th Grade Teacher, 2014-Present
LeSueur-Henderson: 5th Grade Teacher, 2012-2014
Blue Earth Area: Title I and RTI Teacher, 2011-2012
St. Cloud South Junior High School: 6th-8th Grade Algebra Student Teacher, Spring 2011
Mississippi Heights Elementary School, Sauk Rapids, MN: 3rd Grade Student Teacher, Spring 2011
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Have a great school year! Huskie PRIDE!