Mrs. Christen Beckstrand-Schafer

Phone: 763-241-3475 ext. 5876

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Mrs. Christen Beckstrand-Schafer

I'm Chris Beckstrand (my email address uses my married last name, Beckstrand Schafer, but the kids know me as Ms.B).  I've been a music teacher for 5 1/2 years, and a musician since I was 9 years old.  I love working with (let's be real, PLAYING WITH) kids of all ages.  I work to bring a variety of music-making experiences to students, including singing, playing a variety of instruments alone and with others, moving, and creating.  My favorite moments are those when students take ownership of their learning in ways that are meaningful to them!  When I'm not at school, you might find me baking, walking my dog, playing with my daughter, or hiking with my husband.

I grew up in Minnesota and went to the College of St. Benedict, then moved to Colorado to get my Master's in Music Education.  I taught in Colorado for 4 1/2 years, and I'm so happy to be back in my home state now.  I'm proud of the community at Zimmerman and I'm so happy to be a Zebra!

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