Welcome to 2nd Grade
Linda Farnell, Science Teacher

Dear Students, Families and Community Members;

Hi!  My name is Linda Farnell and I am so excited  to be a 2nd grade teacher at Loring this year.  I have been the Science Specialist at Loring for the past 2 years.  Prior to that I had been the Science Specialist at Green Central Park School for 4 years.  Before that I had been a 3rd Grade Teacher!  I have been teaching in Minneapolis for 23 years.

My husband Mike and I are the proud parents of two wonderful children, who are now young adults. Our daughter Brianna just graduated from Stout University with a degree in Psychology, and moved home. She is presently employed as a Mental Health Worker as she prepares to enter graduate school to become a  Physician Assistant. Our son Shane is headed back to U of W – River Falls for his junior year as he pursues his major in Environmental Science. We have 2 pugs, Jack and Lily. Now that Brianna brought home her pug Toby, we're up to three! Our macaw and our classroom pet, Leo, a bearded dragon, makes up our home.

The start of the school year has been exciting and busy as we get to know each other and our routines for the school year.  I will be updating this site soon, and frequently, so you can have a better window into our classroom this year. Please be patient as I continue to expand my knowledge in many areas this year, including technology and my web page!

Please feel free to stop by or email me with any questions or concerns. My email is linda.farnell@mpls.k12.mn.us. I look forward to another wonderful year here at Loring Community School!


Linda Farnell



Meet Our New Bearded Dragon Lizard, Leo, and watch him grow...