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Amber Damm -- Room 18
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

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
Jeff and Amber
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.










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