LILA Upper School Staff

Languages

Profe Ceci - Language Acquisition: Spanish

 Delbene Ceci

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Hometown: Montevideo, Uruguay
Education: Language & Literature Studies, Instituto de Profesores Artigas, Montevideo, Uruguay

Profe Graham - Language Acquisition: Spanish

Graham Gina

Gina Graham
Hometown: Spooner, Wisconsin, USA
Education: Communication Arts & Literature Education and Spanish Education, Bethel University

Monsieur Schaumann - Language Acquisition: French

 Schaumann Karl

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Hometown: White Plains, New York, USA
Education: B.A. French and English, Cornell College; M.A. ESL (pending), Hamline University

Profe Weiss - Language Acquisition: Spanish

Samantha Weiss

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Hometown: Stacy, Minnesota, USA
Education: B.A. in History and Spanish, University of Minnesota; K-12 Spanish and M.A. Ed, St. Catherine University

Liu Laoshi - Language Acquisition: Chinese

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Hometown: Yinchuan, China
Education: Master of Education

Ms. Duke - English Language & Literature/Special Education

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Hometown: Schaumburg, Illinois, USA
Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Ms. Taddei - English Language & Literature

Taddei Anna

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Hometown: Santa Rosa, California, USA
Education: University of St. Thomas

Ms. Carissa - English Language & Literature

Becker.Carissa

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Hometown: Glencoe, Minnesota, USA
Education: Undergraduate in Education, Mankato State University; Master's in Multi-Disciplinary Studies, State University of New York, Buffalo

Mr. Beadle - English Language & Literature

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Hometown: Yeovil, Somerset, England
Education: B.A. English, Metropolitan State University; M.A, Teaching, Hamline University

Ms. Brown - English as a Second Language

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Hanna Brown
Hometown: South St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Education: B.A. in Elementary Education, University of St. Thomas; B.A. in Spanish Cultural/Literary Studies, University of St. Thomas

Mrs. Whitehill - English Language & Literature/Advancement in Reading (AIR)

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Hometown: Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
Education: B.A. English, University of MN-Morris; MS Curriculum and Instruction, Mankato State University

Mrs. Woodberry - Advancement in Reading (AIR)

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Hometown: White Bear Lake, Minnesota, USA
Education: B.A. History, North Park University, IL; Master of Education, Special Education; Reading License, Bethel University

Mrs. Peters - English Language & Literature/Special Education

Maureen Peters

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Hometown: Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
Education: Bachelors in Elementary Education from University of Wisconsin-River Falls; Master's in Teaching and Learning with an emphasis on educational technology from Nova Southeastern University

Mrs. Prom - English Language & Literature/Special Education

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Ms. Wulf - English Language & Literature

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Hometown: Appleton, Wisconsin, USA
Education: B.S. English, Winona State University; Master's of Education - Urban Education, Metropolitan State University

Arts

Ms. Smith - Visual Arts

Amy Smith HW

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Hometown: Plymouth, Minnesota, USA
Education: B.A. degrees in social work and fine arts, Winona State University; Master's of Art Education, Virginia Commonwealth University

Mr. Jasmer - Visual Arts

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Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Education: B.A. in Art, Bethel University; M.A. Teaching Visual Arts, Bethel University

Ms. H - Theatre/Design

Hirman Meg

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Hometown: Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA
Education: B.A. in theatre from SCSU; MEd., University of Minnesota

Mr. Obert - Orchestra

Michael Obert min

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Mr. Ruhnke - Band

Jeff Ruhnke

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Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Education: Morningside College, Sioux City, IA

Maths

Mr. Ford - Maths/Special Education

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Hometown: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Education: Grinnell College, University of Minnesota

Mr. Krengel - Advancement in Math (AIM)

Daniel Krengel HW2

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Ms. Kerr - Maths

Kerr Danica

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Hometown: Mankato, Minnesota, USA
Education: Martin Luther College and Western Governor's University

Ms. Rydning - Maths

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Hometown: Elroy, Wisconsin, USA
Education: B.S. in Marketing and Business Education, University of Wisconsin-Stout; M.A. Special Education, Denver, CO; Metropolitan State University 

Ms. Brown - Maths

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Hanna Brown
Hometown: South St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Education: B.A. degrees in Elementary Education and Spanish Cultural/Literary Studies, University of St. Thomas

Ms. Fan - Maths

June Fan HW2

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Hometown: Qingdao, China
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics, University of Georgia; Master of Applied Math, Illinois Institution of Technology; Master of Arts in Teaching, University of Southern California

Mr. McNaughton - Maths

McNaughton Michael

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Hometown: Monticello, Minnesota, USA
Education: B.A. in Math Education (5-12) and Spanish Education (K-12), Bethel University

Mrs. Navratil - Maths

Navratil Melissa

Melissa Navratil
Hometown: Near Forest Lake (St. Francis High School graduate), Minnesota, USA
Education: B.S. Math Education, University of Minnesota

Ms. Nikki - Maths/Special Education

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Hometown: Chisago City, Minnesota, USA
Education: B.S., University of St. Thomas

Mrs. Strehlow - Advancement in Math (AIM)

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Hometown: Lino Lakes, Minnesota, USA
Education: Gustavus Adolphus College; Hamline University (Gifted and Talented Certification)

Individuals & Societies

Profe Alvaro - Individuals & Societies

Montero Alvaro

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Hometown: Valladolid, Spain
Education: M.A. History and Social Studies

Profe Alicia - Individuals & Societies

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Hometown: Valladolid, Spain
Education: B.A. History; M.A. Archaeology and Heritage Management; M.A. History and Social Studies

Señor Tamte - Individuals & Societies/Language Acquisition

Benjamin Tamte min

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Hometown: St. Micheal, Minnesota, USA
Education: B.A. Spanish & History Education, M.A. Educational Administration

Profe Erin - Individuals & Societies

Maher Erin

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Hometown(s): The Midwest! Chicago, IL; Stillwater, Minnesota; Lindstrom, Minnesota, USA
Education: B.A. in History and African Studies and Secondary Education Licensure in Social Studies (grades 7-12), Northwestern University, Evanston, IL and Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

Ms. Rasmussen - Individuals & Societies

Rasmussen Lynette

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Hometown: Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA
Education: B.A. History, University of Minnesota; M.A. Education, St. Catherine University

Ms. Natalie - Individuals & Societies/IB MYP Coordinator

Kainz Natalie

Natalie Kainz
Hometown: Tomahawk, Wisconsin, USA
Education: B.A. in secondary social studies education, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Master’s degree in Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Physical and Health Education

Mr. Hess - Physical Education/Adapted Physical Education

Cody Hess HW

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Hometown: Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, USA
Education: Bachelor's Degree in General and Adapted Physical Education, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Mr. Schumann - Physical Education

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Mr. Otterson - Health/Physical Education

Steven Otterson HW

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Hometown: Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA
Education: Undergrad PE/Health, North Dakota State University; Master's Adapted PE/Adventure Education, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Mr. Duke - Physical Education

Ralph Duke HW2

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Sciences

Mr. Timko

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Mr. Miller - Sciences

Miller James

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Hometown: Cambridge, Minnesota, USA
Education: University of Minnesota-Duluth

Ms. You - Sciences

You Lijuan

Lijuan You
Hometown: Zhangzhou, China
Education: B.A. in physics education at Zhangzhou Teaching College; Science Education program (Minnesota teaching license) University of Minnesota; M.A. in Science Education

Mr. McDonald - Sciences

Mark McDonald

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Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Education: B.S. Biology, College of Wooster; Master's in Education (pending), University of Minnesota

Mrs. Becca - Sciences

Sonia Beccaria HW

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Hometown: Bahia Blanca, Argentina
Education: B.S. Chemistry Education, Bahia Blanca, Argentina; Photography, Hennepin Technical College

Design

Mr. Zaccaro - Design, Choir

Zaccaro Luke

Luke Zaccaro
Hometown: Dubuque, Iowa, USA
Education: Undergraduate degree, St. Olaf College; Master's degree, Michigan State University

Upper School Student Support

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Upper School Special Education

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  • Joseph Constantine, Special Education Teacher
  • Abigail Duke, Special Education Teacher/Language and Literature Co-Teacher
  • Alex Ford, Special Education Teacher/Math Co-Teacher
  • Nicole Hecimovich, Special Education Teacher/Math Co-Teacher
  • Maureen Peters, Special Education/Language and Literature Co-Teacher
  • Jake Stendahl, Special Education/Language and Literature Co-Teacher
  • Monica Prom, Special Education/Language and Literature Co-Teacher
  • Jessica Rydning, Special Education Teacher/Math Co-Teacher
  • JoDell Saint James, Special Education Teacher

Upper School Administration

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District-Wide Administration

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Cafeteria

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  • Deb Tyson