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Ms. Dempsey, ESL/Academic Language Teacher


Hello!  My name is Antonia Dempsey, and I am an ESL Teacher at Roosevelt.  This year, I am co-teaching an English 10/11 class with Kim Pickens.  This is my second year with Minneapolis Public Schools, and my first year at Roosevelt High School.  I earned my undergraduate degree in American Racial and Multicultural Studies from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, and received my ESL and Spanish teaching license from the University of Minnesota.  I am also working towards my Masters of Education in Second Languages and Cultures at the University of Minnesota.

I am enjoying working with High School students this year.  My goal is to support students to develop their academic language skills so that they can think critically and communicate their ideas about what they read, hear and learn.  

In my (imaginary!) free time, I enjoy biking, "field trips" with my niece and nephews, and traveling.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns about our English 10/11 class:

Voicemail: 612-668-7784
Room: 313

Click here to download the syllabus for English 10/11