The mission of the 5-6 team is to challenge all of our learners to grow both academically and socially through a cooperative environment.
At Achieve Language Academy, each homeroom in the intermediate program has a mix of 5th and 6th grade students to form a learning-filled community.
The students participate in two academic blocks daily – a Language Arts and Social Studies block and a Math and Science block. These classes begin to develop the necessary academic skills that prepare our students for middle school and high school.
The three major student goals of our team are the following:
Use differentiation to meet the needs of each learner
Continue to teach literacy skills through all subject areas
Emphasize higher level thinking and problem solving skills
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
5th and 6th Grade Staff
5th Grade English Language Arts Teacher
Hello! I grew up in Sioux Falls, SD and attended the University of St. Thomas. I enjoy hiking, doodling, playing sports, reading, and spending time with my cat, Finn. This is my third year at Achieve Language Academy and fourth year teaching.
6th Grade English Langauge Arts Teacher
Ms. Gueltzow grew up in Prior Lake, Minnesota and went to Augsburg University where she majored in Education and German. This is her second year teaching at Achieve. In her free time she likes to travel, read books, explore the cities, and hang out with her dogs, Sherlock and Hazel.
6th Grade Math and Science Teacher
I grew up in the Twin Cities and my favorite season is fall. I studied Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education at Concordia University, St. Paul. My favorite food is watermelon and my favorite animal is an elephant. In my free time, I am usually reading, shopping, baking, crafting, or spending time with my dog, Winston.