Principal, Matthew Arnold

Greetings, Green families! I am very excited to join the Green Team this year as Principal. Green Central is a great place to be for students, staff, and families. I look forward to partnering with you this school year to help all of our students grow.

 
I am originally from St. Cloud, MN and attended St. John's University in Collegeville, MN. I began teaching in New York City and most recently was Dean of Students at Highland Elementary in Columbia Heights Public Schools. I live in Minneapolis and enjoy the lakes, parks, and cultural offerings of the Twin Cities. I am passionate about ensuring that all Minneapolis students receive an equitable and excellent education.
 
¡También, hablo español!
 
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me - I am here to serve our students, families, and staff.
Assistant Principal, Beatriz DeSantiago-Fjelstad

Meet the Assistant Principal

I am very excited to this school year 23017-2018! We have made several changes that show our growth as a community, such as implementing a positive school-wide plan, change the format of our family nights to focus on building stronger relationships with families in the classroom and to support in academics, and we set high academic expectations for all our students. I am looking forward to working with all students, families, and staff. We continue focusing on increasing academic rigor, strengthen our family engagement, build a positive school environment, and serve with equity. 

I was born in Torreon, Coahuila Mexico. In 1991 moved to St. Paul, Minnesota. I am the Assitant Principal at Green Central, simultaneously I am an Adjunct Professor at Metropolitan State University, CEO of Advanced Image a consulting services organization, and I am president of Lectores sin Fronteras a non-profit organization that promotes reading in small towns in Mexico. Also, I am pursuing my doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University, I am writing my dissertation based on my passion ELL.

As a public speaker, I have presented motivational and cultural workshops in Torreon and Monterrey, México. In Minneapolis and St Paul, I have presented seminars and workshops in technology, customer service, education, culture, antiracism, race, diversity, and multiculturalism.

You may contact me at beatriz.desantiago-fjelstad@mpls.k12.mn.us

Conoce a la subdirectora

Estoy muy emocionada por este año escolar 2017-2018. Hemos hecho algunos cambios que muestran nuestro crecimiento comunitario. Algunos de los cambios son la implementación de un plan de escuela positivo, el formato de las noches familiares será enfocado a edificar relaciones con las familias en el salón de clase y buscar el apoyo académico de las familias. y también establecimos grandes expectativas académicas para todos los estudiantes. Seguimos enfocados en cuatro areas: increments el rigor académico, estrechar el enlace con las familias, tener una escuela positiva y servir con equidad. 

Nací en Torreón, Coahuila México. En 1991 me trasladé a St. Paul, Minnesota. Soy de la Subdirectora en Green Central, también es profesora adjunta en la Universidad Estatal Metropolitana, CEO de Advanced Image una organización de servicios de consultoría y presidente de Lecturas sin Fronteras una organización sin fines de lucro que promueve la lectura en México. Asimismo he terminado los cursos para conseguir mi doctorado en Liderazgo Educacional en la Universidad de Concordia. Mi tesis esta basada en mi pasión "los estudiantes con inglés como segunda lengua".

Soy un presentadora pública, he presentado talleres de motivación y cultura, he presentado seminarios y talleres en tecnología, servicio al cliente, la educación, la cultura, la raza, antirracismo, diversidad y multiculturalidad.

Para contactarme puede enviarme un mensaje electrónico a beatriz.desantiago-fjelstad@mpls.k12.mn.us.