Magdalena Gunning

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Magdalena Gunning

I am a Learning Specialist/Special Education Teacher at Prairie Crossing.    

I received my BA in Elementary Education with emphasis on Science and Social Studies and a MA in Special Education from the University of Illinois.  School year 2018-2019 marks twenty years of my teaching experience, which includes general education and special education, as well as work in three different countries on two continents in both private and public school settings.  I enjoyed each of these experiences and I was always equally excited and sad to leave, but I knew, just as I know now, that a change is what makes me grow and become better at what I do.  I love my work and I love my students; helping them improve in their skills and grow and mature as independent learners is what makes my job super cool.  I believe in preparing life long learners who can be successful at their own pace.  
In addition to being a teacher, I am also a wife and Mom of two crazy wild kiddos, Julianna 6, who is in 1st grade and Oliver 4, in preschool.  Both attend DCSD schools. Outside of school we enjoy our life in beautiful Douglas County; we like to have fun in the sun during summers and ski in the winter. 

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