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Amber Damm -- Room 18
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Discussing A Raisin in the Sun

Born in Rockford, Illinois, in 1976 to hippie, rock n' roll playing vegetarians, I grew up in rural Wisconsin with my parents and brother. After transplanting myself to Minneapolis for college and finishing grad school at the University of Minnesota with a degree in teaching English, I dove into

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With Jeff and Ava (3 months)on the Brooklyn Bridge in June
teaching and coaching at Patrick Henry High School in North Minneapolis. In a bittersweet turn of events, I was excessed from teaching high school and found my place teaching middle school at Barton Open School. For the last thirteen years, Barton has become like a second family and home to me.  When I'm not teaching and learning with my students, I'm with my husband Jeff, stepdaughter Mahalia (16), and
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Backpacking at Horseshoe Basin, North Cascades National Park , WA
baby Ava (8 months). When I have a little free time, I enjoy watching PBS, gardening, listening to NPR, reading, backpacking, and cooking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ava at Jeff's Cyclocross Race at Theo Wirth Park, Fall 2012