Hello! My name is Betsy Hatt and I came to Spero Academy in September 2016 as the new 1st grade teacher.
Prior to Spero Academy, I worked as a teacher in the Minneapolis Public Schools where I taught 2nd grade, a 3/4 split classroom, as well as 4th grade, all at Jefferson Community School in south Minneapolis.
I received my initial teaching licensure in Elementary Education as well as my Master of Arts in Teacher Education in 2007, after completing coursework at the University of St. Thomas. I have since returned to complete additional coursework and have earned additional teaching licenses in English as a Second Language as well as Spanish and middle school English.
As a teacher I believe in teaching to the whole child. I strive to meet each child where they are at in their learning while delivering an engaging, standards-based curriculum that will allow each child to achieve academic, social and emotional success.
One fun fact about me: I didn't learn to drive until I turned 30. I grew up in downtown Minneapolis and was raised riding the city bus!