Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's in Social Science Master's in Teaching English as a Second or Other Language grades K-12 Elementary Teaching Certification grades K-6
My name is Mescinna Korolainen. This will be my 10th year at Dos Rios Elementary as a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Teacher. I work with students who are learning English as their second language. My focus is to help students acquire English skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Before I was a CLD teacher, I taught third and fourth grades, making this my 21st year in District 6.
When I am not at Dos Rios, I am spending time with my family. My husband and I have two boys ages 11 and 13. Our family loves visiting new countries and exploring new cultures, so we travel abroad every chance we get. Our most recent travels abroad have taken us to Canada, Iceland, Sweden, and Finland. I am also an avid reader, love to garden, and enjoy challenging puzzles.
While I am not a native of Greeley, I attended the University of Northern Colorado for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees, and fell in love with the area. I have lived here going on 24 years now. I was born in Grand Junction, Colorado, and lived a number of years in Denver before coming to Northern Colorado. Greeley and the surrounding area have definitely become my home!
I look forward to all of the exciting work we are doing at Dos Rios this year!