Ms. Kelly Ashenfelter
Heading off on our honeymoon!

My name is Kelly Ashenfelter and I am excited to be starting my 4th year at Jenny Lind! I was raised by my mom and grandma in south Minneapolis, went to Annunciation School k-8, Washburn High School 9-12, (Class of 2001!!) and University of Minnesota, Mankato. After I graduated I moved to Las Vegas where I taught 3rd for 2 years and also earned my Masters of Art in Education, curriculum and instruction. I was happy to return to Minneapolis in 2009, with a short stint teaching middle school, I soon found my home at Jenny Lind!

I married my husband Tom in June of 2013, and this summer we went on an amazing honeymoon to the Mediterranean! This summer I also took my nieces to Mt. Rushmore and enjoyed spending sunny days on the lake with friends. It has been a great summer.

I feel so lucky to teach what I consider the "very best" grade. Third graders are AWESOME! So much excitement, curiosity, and desire to learn. I love making my lessons come alive and seeing kids fully engaged in learning. I also get to work with a great group of teachers. Together we are here at Jenny Lind to support students in academic, social, and emotion success. Here's to a great year!