Welcome to Mr. Hedenstrom's web page!

Hello – My name is David Hedenstrom. I’m very happy to be teaching  English Language Learners here at Cityview.  I work with ELL students in kindergarten through 5th grade.

An English Language Learner is a student who lives in a home where the main language spoken is not English, and who is not yet fluent in academic English. These students will have an advantage in life because they can speak more than one language.

My students work on four types of English communication: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. We focus on language that is important for academic learning. It’s exciting to see the progress my students make throughout the school year!

I’ve taught in Minneapolis Public schools for more than 20 years. One of my teaching jobs before that was in Lesotho, Africa.  I hold a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s Degree from St. Thomas University. I earned my ESL teacher license at Hamline University.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.  I can be reached via e-mail at david.hedenstrom@mpls.k12.mn.us or at 612-668-2270.