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Mrs. Swanson

Mrs. Sheri Swanson
Elementary EL Specialist


As the K-6 English Learner instructor at Fairmont Elementary, I assist students in becoming more confident in the academic English skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students benefit as their classroom teacher and I work together toward common goals.

I grew up in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, and graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead.  I received my licensure in English as a Second Language from Minnesota State University-Mankato. 

After teaching fifth grade for two years in St. James, I got married and decided to work full time in our livestock operation.  I continued teaching part-time as a substitute teacher in the area.  In 2000, I began teaching at Sleepy Eye Public Schools.  While there, I taught ESL for nine years, grades 5-6 for three years, and K-6 World Cultures for two years.

My husband and I enjoy living on the home farm near St. James.  During my free time, I enjoy listening to music, learning Spanish, and watching movies, but I must say, reading is my favorite!  I look forward to helping my students learn and discover their potential as they go through this coming school year!

Phone: 507-238-4487, ext. 4639
Room: 225

Contact: Sheri Swanson