Hello! Welcome to Washburn! I have been teaching at Washburn Elementary since 2006. I graduated from University of Wisconsin - River Falls in 2005 with a degree in Health and Human Performance. In 2009 I got my Masters' in Curriculum and Instruction from University of St. Catherines. I also attended The University of St. Thomas with my Heath degree in 2011.
I married my husband Matt Elsen in 2007 and he also teaches physical education for Bloomington Public Schools! We have two beautiful children. Gavin was born in 2009 and Emily was born in 2012. We built a house in Savage in 2013 and we love it! As a family also love going to sporting events, playing outside and going swimming or ice skating depending on the weather!