Katie Solberg, ESL Teacher

Hi, I’m Katie Solberg. I am excited to start my first year teaching ESL at Whittier International Elementary!  I have previously taught ESL at other schools in Minneapolis, Bloomington and Eden Prairie.


This year, I am working with 3rd grade students to help develop deeper academic vocabulary and language skills so that students can better express themselves in their IB coursework of science and social studies.


I earned my initial teaching licensure from Hamline University and started teaching ESL in January 2007. Before my life as a teacher, I was an assistant editor for a Twin Cities weekly alternative newspaper. I have a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Minnesota.


I enjoy the outdoors and the indoors, whatever the season. In my spare time, you might find me knitting, doing yoga, dog walking, listening to music, hiking, cross-country skiing, kayaking, traveling, reading, or relaxing with my cat on my lap.