My name is Jon Gjerde. Welcome to the 2016 -2017 school year. I'm excited again to be working at Hamline Elementary. I have been teaching in the St. Paul district for 26 years and have taught 4th through 8th grades. I did my undergraduate work at UW Stout and Augsburg College. I also completed a Masters Degree in education at UW River Falls. When I'm not at work I like playing sports, taking my dog for adventures, and playing music.