Degrees and Certifications:
University of Helsinki, Finland - BA in Elementary Education St. Catherine's University - BA in Elementary Education, St. Mary's University - Masters in Curriculum and Instruction
Ulla Tervo-Desnick has worked for Saint Paul Public schools for twenty years, all of them at Expo Elementary. Prior to that she worked as a prechool teacher for eight years. She has degrees in Education from The University of Helsinki, University of St. Catherine, and St. Mary's University. She has taught students from preschool to third grade.
When not teaching, she likes to spend time with her family biking around the Twin Cities. She also likes to sing, do yoga, read, and work in her garden.
She lives in St. Paul with her husband and pet dog, Uno, and loves to visit her two adult daughters. When possible, she visits her family in her native country, Finland.
She loves to work at Expo for its creative energy, outstanding staff, and focus on the whole child. There is something interesting going on in every classroom!