Hello Families!

Welcome to AVID Leadership! I have been teaching within Mankato Area Public Schools since 2001. The majority of that time was spent teaching seventh grade English at Mankato East Jr. High School. I have also taught 5th grade at Rosa Parks Elementary School. I am excited about the AVID Leadership class that sixth grade students will take during the first semester of the year. This course will serve as a great transition from the elementary level to the middle level. We'll work with organization and different skills and strategies that students will be using in their classes throughout middle school and high school. Career and college readiness exploration is also a component of the course.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me throughout the semester.

Mrs. Risto

(507)345-6625 Ext. 6066