I have already added most students to my Google Classroom. If the student is brand new to the district, or has had their schedule changed very recently, they may not have been added and will need to add themselves.
All students should check their Google Classrooms to ensure that they are already in my Classroom. If they are not, they need to join the correct class by using one of the codes below:
Period 2: 7iehw2m
Period 3: 3wd6frm
Period 5: 26pppp6
Period 6: n4iant2
Period 7: fphasl2
Period 8: tsn6tpt
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Kelli Springsteen
Welcome to Sixth Grade Social Studies and Seventh Grade World History!
I graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in both Psychology and Secondary Education, and a specialization in American History. I have my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Social Studies from University of Concordia Portland. In addition, I have received graduate credit from University of LaVerne, Benedictine University and Chicago’s Northwestern University in the Advanced Teaching Program for Gifted Students, as well as completing Illinois' Gifted Education Seminar graduate class. I have been working at Thompson Junior High since 2007.
I have been a representative of Thompson's Rising Stars Committee and Building Leadership Team, as well as leading Professional Development for Thompson staff. In addition to teaching, I have also worked as a new teacher mentor and cheerleading coach at the middle school level as well as at Oswego High School. I have hosted both the Geography Bee and Spelling Bee for our students.
I am continually working to improve our curriculum, lessons, and school environment. I have always been passionate about helping young people discover an interest in world events and Social Studies topics.