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I am very excited to be a part of the TRM passion and energy! I knew from early
on in my teaching career that Montessori was going to be a perfect fit for me
since teaching the “whole child” aligns with my philosophy of education.
I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at St. Cloud State
University and received my Montessori Certification in 1999. A short time later I
completed my Master’s Degree through the College of St. Catherine’s (Yes, even
before it became St. Catherine University).
Prior to joining the TRM team I worked at an urban public Montessori school.
Most of my 20+ years there were spent in a Children’s House classroom and I am
excited about sharing my experience and knowledge with the Three Rivers
students and families!
My husband, Dillon, and I have three grown children; Caleb, Morgan and Aidan as well as our daughter-in-law, Sam, and first grandbaby on the way (due in
In my free time I enjoy spending time at our family cabin, working on outdoor
projects, playing games and Sunday night pizza with my family!
I am overjoyed to be part of the Three Rivers family. I was born and raised in Waukesha, Wisconsin. I have lived in Wisconsin and Minnesota, which means I'm pretty much a pro at this whole "winter" thing. I love being active and all things sports-related! In my free time, you can find me on a walk with my husband Trey and our dogs, Bubba and Bo, at the farmer's market (coffee in hand), or jamming to some Leon Bridges.
I graduated in 2017 from Concordia University, St. Paul where I got my Bachelor of Arts in Child Life Development. While attending CSP, I was captain of the soccer team and served as Student Body President. I also have a passion for renovating classrooms to create beautiful, safe, calming environments for students and teachers.
I have had many wonderful opportunities to grow as an educator throughout my schooling, and have a diverse teaching experience. Through it all, I have always found immense joy from helping children grow and learn! While I have taken on the role as "teacher", I truly see my students as equals and am so grateful for what they continuously teach me.
I am beyond excited for this new adventure at Three Rivers, and I can't wait to meet you and your awesome sweeties!
I love being a Montessori teacher because of all the fun and hands on learning we get to do. Students in my classroom enjoy getting extra time to work with manipulates and explore the world around them. We dive into topics of interest and cultivate natural curiosities. Outdoor activities are a regular occurrence for us and the students have the ability to impact their community is right at their finger tips.
I have a degree in elementary education from the University of Northwestern St. Paul and a Minnesota tier three teaching licence in elementary education. This is my second year as an E2 teacher but my first at TRM. Before TRM I worked in Hutchinson, MN as an E2 teacher with a student population of fifty percent special education needs. My strengths are creating a positive environment, responsive classroom, special education instruction, and environmental education.
Some of my favorite things to do when I am not teaching are going outside for a walk or run with my dog Jack Jack, laying in my hammock and reading a fiction book, rock climbing, or spending time on a project or craft. Some insider secrets about me are that I love fresh picked produce and I've always been fascinated by stars. I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to TRM.
Together we will create an awesome learning community!
I grew up helping to take care of my nephews and nieces, they were only 10 years younger than myself. I enjoy seeing the students learn and grow as they develop confidence in their abilities and become lifelong learners.
I received my elementary education degree (Prek-6) at Mankato State University. In 2005, I went to graduate school at St. Cloud State University to receive my Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) and Emotional Behavior Disorders (EBD) licenses. In 2012, I completed an on-line course at Bethel University to receive my teacher/coordinator work-based learning license.
I have worked in a variety of inner-city/suburban/rural school districts and have taught infants to 21 year olds. I have worked with students in recovery and level IV programs. I am looking forward to supporting and working with students, parents, and staff.
I live in Albertville with my husband Jon. I enjoy reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends. I volunteer on a safety team for a free prom for children with disabilities. We adopted two rescue cats in June named Arlo and Eleanore.
Thérése is excited to be the new Executive Director for three Rivers Montessori Charter School. She has been the Start-Up Coordinator for two successful Charter schools in the Minneapolis area and enjoys the ‘family feel’ that Charter schools offer. She is especially thrilled to be a part of Three Rivers Montessori team.
She graduated from Spring Arbor University in Michigan in 1997 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Organizational Development and with an Associate’s Degree in Microcomputers from Stautzenberger College in Ohio.
As the former Director of Operations for a K-8 Charter school in the metro area, she managed all areas of school operations, including staff, students and student enrollment, human resources, Teachers On Call, lunch/before/aftercare programs and student transportation. She also worked closely with the board, authorizer and finance company to ensure fiscal compliance.
She resides in Andover with her husband and two children. Her passion outside of work is competitive racquetball! She enjoys the outdoors, biking, cabin life, gardening, travel, and is an
Jessica comes to Three Rivers Montessori Charter School with five years of charter school finance experience and nonprofit background.
She graduated from Metropolitan State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Peace Studies through their individualized degree program. She also completed a Mini MBA in Nonprofits Organizations from the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas.
Jessica lives in Ramsey with her beautiful fur babies: Jasmine Nur (dog) and Jewel Miren (hamster). She enjoys dancing, supporting wildlife rescue, recycling, and upcycling.
She is very excited to be a part of a charter school that embraces The Montessori Method! She looks forward to meeting the students and parents.