My name is Miranda Harper, and I am happy to be the EII (Grades 4-6) Learning Leader at Riverway. I taught EII and Latin at Ramalynn Montessori Academy in Bloomington, MN for 8 years before joining the Riverway community. I have been a proud Knowledge Bowl, Quiz Bowl, and Odyssey of the Mind coach for many years.
I began my education at the University of Minnesota, through which I spent a semester in Florence, Italy, and finished with a degree in Elementary Education and emphasis in middle school language arts from Winona State University. I taught Italian and Arabic at College for Kids in Winona during the summer. I also hold an EII Montessori Certification through North American Montessori Center as well as an apprenticeship from my favorite Montessorian.
I am drawn to Riverway because of its emphasis on environmental education and the interconnectedness of the all who pass through its doors. When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading science fiction, exploring forests and waterways, and driving my family’s steam engine. Parents are welcome to bring their interests, talents, and occupations into the classroom by sharing their education and experience.