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Elena QuiƱonesHanson, Resource Teacher
My daughter and I this summer by the ocean in Lima-Peru.

My name is Elena QuiñonesHanson and this is my second year at Washburn. I am very happy to return and I am looking forward on having another wonderful year. This school year I'll be teaching 4 classes. Two of these classes would be Math Strategies and two Readiness for College classes.

A little about me: I have been teaching for the last 29 years (25 in Minneapolis) and last July I went to Lima, Peru to celebrate my 30th aniversary from graduating from college. I am originally from Lima and I am bilingual (Spanish-English). My extended family lives in Lima and I am able to enjoy my parents every time I go and visit (which I try to do at least once a year). I have two children, my son who is 20 and is in college and my daughter who is soon turning 18 and is starting college this fall. 

I am looking forward to meeting and working with all my students. If you need to contact me you may email me at


document Readiness for Career and College Syllabus   --  Syllabus for the school year 2017/2018
Readiness for Career and College


Topics of Study:

  • Character Development
  • Inquiry
  • Organization
  • Writing
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Reading
  • College Preparedness



Study Hall: Tuesdays and Thursday students are encouraged to bring any assignments from other classes. These days we have study hall. Students get help and are able to make up work for classes were they are falling behind.