About Me

September 2016

Dear Students and Parents, 

Welcome back to a new school year! This is my 17th year with MPS, and my eleventh year at Lake Harriet. Before joining the Minneapolis teaching ranks, I taught at a private school in St. Paul. I hold a B.S. and MEd degrees from the U of M, with teaching licenses in Elementary Education, and Middle School English Language Arts and Social Studies. I also earned an Educational Administration degree from STU, but at this point, I am still happiest in the classroom. For the 2016-17 school year, I am excited to be teaching (1) section of 6th Grade Language Arts, and (4) sections of 7th Grade Social Studies.

My professional interests are focused in the areas of technology learning, National History Day and Paideia. I also love integrating historical fiction novels where possible into the curriculum. During my leisure time, I enjoy traveling, reading, cooking, and biking around for hours exploring the scenic parkways and byways that surround the beautiful Twin Cities area.

COMMUNICATION: The best way to contact me is by e-mail: debra.krawetz@mpls.k12.mn.us 

WEB PAGE: I update my homepage each Monday morning with all of the latest assignments and announcements that you need to have a successful week, so please bookmark this page and refer back to it often! 

if you have any questions about the curriculum or your academic progress, please contact me by email or find me in room 210. I look forward to a great year of learning with you!

Debra Krawetz
6th Grade Language Arts &
7th Grade Social Studies