Mr. Balzarini-Leonhart-ELA6

Welcome to Olson Middle School!  My name is Anthony Balzarini-Leonhart, but I go by Mr. B-L.  I am the 6th grade English Language Arts teacher, and I am excited about helping Olson's 6th graders develop strong reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.  We'll read many books, articles, poems and stories.  We'll write daily for a variety of purposes.  And we will continually hone our skills as speakers and listeners.  For more details on the curriculum, see the Year-at-a-Glance (YAG) Grade 6 English Language Arts summary at the link below:

This is my 3rd year at Olson M.S. and Minneapolis Public Schools.  Previously, I taught English for five years at MTS High School in south Minneapolis. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife and two children, bicycling, X-country skiing, playing guitar and READING.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns you have.  I can be reached through the main office at 612-668-1640, or by email at: