Meet Mrs. Fadden!

Hello Chatfield Families!

My name is Maria Fadden and I am so excited to be teaching Kindergarten at Chatfield Elementary!  This will be my second year in Kindergarten at Chatfield, and I brought with me 6 years of teaching experience in first grade!  My educational background is constantly growing as I look for great ideas for teaching kids!  I graduated with my K-6 and 5-8 teaching licenses from Gustavus Adophus College.   I then went on to get my Masters of Education degree and K-12 Reading License through Minnesota State University Mankato.  I've had such valuable continuing education experiences and I'm able to implement new ideas into the classroom each day because of them. 

Right now I live in Le Sueur with my little family - my husband, step-daughter and dog Nikki.  I'm originally from just north of here in Cologne, MN and loved growing up around the area on my family's dairy farm.  In my time away from school I enjoy ice fishing, hunting, gardening, outside projects, traveling, and spending time up north at our cabin.  

I'm so excited I found my home here at Chatfield in Kindergarten - I'm loving every minute!  Belle Plaine Schools are a great place to be  because of the awesome people we have here.  It's inspiring to be around such motivated staff who are constantly seeking the best ideas and resources to help kids.  It's also inspiring to be around caring and involved community members whose endless support makes our jobs enjoyable and helps kids achieve great things.  Together we make a great team!

I'm looking forward to another great year here in Belle Plaine.  Go Tigers!

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