Ms. Flynn
Ms. Flynn

Hello! I am Ms. Flynn and am a second grade teacher at Jenny Lind. You can find me in room 220. I am looking forward to a year filled of learning, fun, hard-work, and growth! It is my goal to serve my students in our classroom by creating a safe environment where students feel comfortable and want to learn. I believe in challenging my students by creating, teaching, and implementing meaningful lessons, activities, and projects. I also am dedicated to creating trusting relationships with my students, families and staff.

 I attended college at the University of Minnesota (Go Gophers!) with Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Education.  At the U of M I ran track and field, which was a wonderful experience that helped shape me into the person I am today.  I am from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and moved to Minneapolis for college and decided to stay because I love Minneapolis and all it has to offer. Aside from teaching, I love to stay active and be outside as much as possible (this gets hard in the winter!).  I enjoy going for runs and playing volleyball.

This is my second year teaching at Jenny Lind and I am very excited to be working with our wonderful students and second grade team. I love working at Jenny Lind because the community and staff here are extremely dedicated to serving our students. At Jenny Lind we incorporate a variety of teaching and learning styles into our classrooms so that all students can succeed.

Please feel free to contact me with any comments, questions or concerns! My email is kelly.flynn@mpls.k12.mn.us and my cell phone number is 414-828-4278. I believe that parent-teacher communication is a very important piece when it comes to the success of each student. 

As a teacher I believe in delivering a culturally relevant pedagogy to our students and as Gloria Ladson Billing said best this is, "a pedagogy that empowers students intellectually, socially, emotionally, and politically by using cultural referents to impart knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Participating in culturally relevant teaching essentially means that teachers create a bridge between students’ home and school lives, while still meeting the expectations of the district and state curricular requirements. Culturally relevant teaching utilizes the backgrounds, knowledge, and experiences of the students to inform the teacher’s lessons and methodology."