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Mrs. Substad
Diane Substad - Monroe Elementary - Kindergarten
My name is Diane Substad.  I am a Kindergarten teacher at Monroe Elementary.   I have been teaching in Mankato since 1998 and at Monroe since 2001.  Prior to moving to Mankato, I taught in Sacramento, CA for four years and San Diego, CA for four years.  I have taught Kindergarten, First grade, Third grade and Fourth grade.

I am anxious to begin another exciting year at Monroe Elementary with my new kindergarten children and families. This is such an exciting age!  You will see amazing growth in your child during this Kindergarten school year.

Our  reading theme this year is "Pop into Reading!!"  I encourage all parents to set a daily routine of reading with your child throughout the year.  We will have a reading calendar each month to record your child's reading minutes.  All minutes are counted whether you read to your child or your child reads to you!!!  Your child's minutes will be added to our school total.  This year we are working to read a total of ONE MILLION MINUTES by the end of the 2018-19 school year!  Keep reading and adding up those minutes.  Everyone is needed in order to reach our goal!!!!!

Through the year we will work together to help your child become an excited learner!!

Please feel free to contact me by email or by phone.
My school email is
The school phone number is 387-7789.

Contact: Diane Substad