Middle School Teacher Bios

Chris Cannady

Title: 6th Grade EL Teacher

Languages spoken: English (level 6), Spanish (level 2), Somali (level 1)

Contact info: christopher.cannady@mpls.k12.mn.us

About me:  

I grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota and attended college at Gustavus Adolphus College where I studied Political Science and Philosophy.  My interest in Political Science led me to study abroad during my senior year in Istanbul, Turkey which is a beautiful and extremely interesting region of the world.   After graduating from Gustavus I decided to become a teacher because I really enjoyed working with children when I was a tennis coach in Bloomington and because I know from personal experience that teachers have a tremendous ability to positively impact the lives of their students.  Before coming to Anne Sullivan I taught ESL for two years at a charter school in north Minneapolis called Best Academy where I worked with new-to-country students and also as the soccer coach after school.  I am currently working on completing a Masters degree in teaching ESL at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota.