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      Name: Kris Giesen-Tyler
      Grade/Subject: English
      Email: giesenk@campbell.k12.mn.us

    OFFICE HOURS... 7:45am-3:30pm M-F
    My name is Kris Giesen-Tyler and I have been a teacher for 19 years.  I graduated from St. Olaf college, waaaaay back in 1990 with a double major and double minor.  After several years of putting my expensive, liberal arts degree to good use waiting tables, I decided to go back to school and get my MA in curriculum design and instruction.  I attended Bethel College, and started my teaching career at South St. Paul ALC.  I spent another year subbing, closer to my home in Belle Plaine and then moved, with my two boys to Dodge Center. After several years there, I met my husband.  He lived in Omaha and we decided, in blending our families, that we needed to move to a place that was "ours" and not "mine" or "yours."  We moved to Graceville, where we had our beautiful daughter, Finn, and I taught high school English there until the tenured teacher returned.  I spent the next five years working at Tiospa Zina, the tribal school, in Sisseton, South Dakota. 2019/2020 is my fourth year, here at Campbell.

    Cori is currently working out of Florida(!) while I live in Wheaton with our daughter, Fionnula (10) who is in 5th grade in Campbell.  Dylan lives in Sisseton, SD.  Nick and his wife, Megan, and my grandson, Theo, live in Kansas where Nick is stationed with the Army.  We have 2 dogs and one giant cat, named Bob. 

    This year (my 4th year here) I am super excited to be teaching concurrent English, which will give Campbell students the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. How cool is that?!?!?!



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