Welcome to High Five!

My name is A.Z. Jacobson-Anderson and I go by Ms. A.Z. This is my 5th year teaching at Pratt and my 10th with Minneapolis Public Schools. I have been a High Five teacher for all of those years but one, when I jumped up to teach 1st grade. I came right back to High Five and will never leave again! I love teaching this age/grade and feel honored to be  working with your young, excited, and eager children!

I am a Twin Cities native growing up in both St. Paul and Minneapolis, graduating from Minneapolis South High. I currently reside in South Minneapolis, with my 11 year old daughter and our dog Raya.

Early childhood education is a passion of mine,  I truly believe this is the most important time in a child's growth and brain development and I am honored to be a part of this special time. I love teaching this age/grade.

High Five is a half-day program that prepares children for kindergarten by focusing on the whole child.  High Five uses researched-based and age appropriate curricula based on the Early Childhood Indicators of Progress:

  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Approaches to Learning
  • Language and Literacy Development
  • Creativity and the Arts
  • Cognitive Development
  • Physical and Motor Development

The best way to reach me is through email: az.jacobson-anderson@mpls.k12.mn.us

or at 612.668.1122


Ms. A.Z.