Sierra DeMery
Sierra DeMery photo
Ms. DeMery and her husband, Renaldo

I’m so excited to get to know all of you and have another stupendous year at Kenwood! I started teaching third grade at Kenwood in 2019. Third grade is definitely my favorite grade to teach! Students will gain so much autonomy, independence, and confidence as learners while building strong positive relationships with peers and teachers in our classroom community. We will dive into intentionally grouped book clubs, writer's workshops, and cross-curricular math, science and social studies explorations. I can't wait to grow and learn with you!

I earned Bachelor's Degrees in English Literature, Creative Writing and Elementary Education in 2009 as well as a Master’s Degree in Gifted and Talented Education in 2017 from the University of St. Thomas. I have taught preschool through middle school and have worked closely with advanced learners in grades 3-5. I have experience teaching in an environmental school and am looking forward to being able to spend our Forest Fridays together this year in our school forest. 

Sierra DeMery and Family camping photo
Ms. DeMery Camping with her family

My children, Oliver and Lucy, are going into 4th and 2nd grade at Northrop Urban Environmental. We are nature enthusiasts who regularly camp, bike, and hike. Our family is lucky to live two blocks from the Mississippi River and many off-road trails to explore everyday with our dog, Teddy. We also have two cats, Yoko and Ashitaka, who prefer to stay home. 

At home, I love to READ, bake and cook. I also enjoy dancing, yoga, and art. I spent all of my childhood and young-adulthood as a ballet dancer. Now, I get to enjoy taking Lucy, my daughter to dance three days a week! I also play viola and can't wait to share my love of music with you this year! 

I look forward to spending our year together!

The best way to reach me is by email: sierra.demery@mpls.k12.mn.us

Check out our class website for more information!