Elementary School
2150 Bennett St | La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 | 608-789-7773 | Fax: 608-789-7174



Hello, my name is Mrs. Dunn.  I began my teaching career as a classroom teacher in 1990.  I spent my first 19 years teaching in the classroom, grades 1 through 6, and I began teaching in the library in 2009 at Spence Elementary.  My goal is to instill a love of learning in all of my students.  In addition, I want to prepare each student to become a safe digital citizen and a successful user of information.

Growing Readers

The 14 library teachers of the School District of La Crosse worked together to create the district-wide Growing Readers initiative in 14 buildings for 6000 students and 1000 staff. Over the course of the school year, we focused on three facets of librarianship: advocacy for reading, finding the right books for students, and creating a culture of reading where students can progress as readers. This grassroots project was designed not only to advocate for our libraries but also to create lifelong learners, readers, and library users among all of our students and staff.

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

― Neil Gaiman, Coraline