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Mr. Peterson

Welcome to 2nd Grade at Ellsworth Hills!  This will be my 15th year of teaching and my 2nd year in 2nd Grade.  I received my undergraduate degree from Monmouth College in Psychology and have a Masters Degree from Roosevelt University in Elementary Education and Special Education.  I worked in Maine as an outdoor educator, South Dakota as a Teen Program Director on an Indian Reservation, and in the Chicago area doing social work before I became a teacher.   I have taught in Chicago (8 years), Kansas City, Missouri (2 years), and Louisville, Kentucky (3 years).

My family moved to Hudson in the summer of 2022 and my daughter attends East Woods as a 5th grader who is obsessed with Taylor Swift.  Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family, photography, exercising, and most recently knitting.  We love to travel to new places and most recently have visited Paris and Iceland.  When we travel we love to try new things we couldn't do at home from the natural water slides in Costa Rica, landing on a glacier in Alaska, swimming in geothermal spas in Iceland, and swimming with dolphins in the Bahamas.  Most weekends you will find us hiking in the local national parks, going to the theater or concerts, or exploring northeast Ohio.