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410 Central Ave. N.
New Prague, MN 56071

phone: 952-758-1700
fax: 952-758-1799

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Meet Mrs. Trnka

Brian, Missy, Jacob (10) and Thomas (7) Trnka

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A Little About Me

I grew up in Montgomery with my parents Dave and Betty and little brother Ryan.  I attended St. Thomas University (originally as a finance major!) for my undergraduate degree.  I recieved my Masters in Education from St. Mary's University and my ESL license from Hamline.  Brian is originally from Lonsdale and works for JLL in Minnetonka.  We live with our two handsome boys in New Prague.  Jacob loves baseball, golf and football and being outside.  He has brought home more frogs, toads, snakeskins and animal bones than I can count!  Thomas is an amazingly creative builder.  Between his Lego creations and MagnaTile masterpieces, I am always amazed.  Brian and I both like to golf.  I am an avid reader and online shopper :)  I adore Pinterest and don't think I could live without it! Bravo is the only channel I need on my television. 

Teaching Background

This is my 18th year of teaching.  I began my career in the Prior Lake - Savage school distract at Glendale Elementary.  I taught a first-second grade loop there for 6 years.  I came to New Prague after that and tried out my English as a Second Langauge license for a year here but desperately missed the classroom.  The next year I was back in first grade and have been here ever since.  That makes this my 11th year of teaching first grade here in New Prague.  Our first grade team here at Falcon Ridge is amazing and I feel truly blessed to work with such incredible and fun teachers.  My undergraduate degree was a double-major in which I focused intensely on Science and Math instruction for elementary students.  They are my true loves when it comes to teaching!  

A Few of My Favorite Things

Favorite Color: Yellow

Favorite Sport: Golf

Favorite Candy: Red Swedish Fish

Favorite Drink: water with lemon, Diet Coke, hot chocolate

Favorite Snack: Pistachios

Favorite Food: Crab Legs

Favorite Scent: Cucumber or Pear

Favorite Flower: Hydrangea and Begonia

Favorite Restaurants: Panera, Olive Garden, Fishtale Grill, Red Lobster, Benihana

Favorite TV Shows: anything on Bravo!, Dancing with the Stars, The Royals

Favorite Stores: Ann Taylor, Lands End, J. Crew, Von Maur