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4th Grade


Meet Mrs. Kathleen Kocina, 4th Grade Teacher

My name is Kathleen Kocina and I am the 4th Grade teacher at Friendship Academy. I am very happy to be a part of Friendship Academy’s inspiring and enthusiastic learning community this year. I am excited and eager to take our students to the next level in their learning and shine as young scholars.

I attended the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, and graduated with a degree in English Literature and Sociology. After receiving my Bachelor’s degree, I continued to pursue my passion for teaching at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities where I obtained a Masters degree in Education. I aim to create a community of life-long learners and achievers in my classroom. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy doing many things. A few of my passions include reading, running, and creating new and fun dishes in the kitchen. 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns. I am looking forward to a fantastic year in fourth grade! 

Contact Mrs. Kocina at 612-879-6703 or school@friendshipacademy.org.