Your Extraordinary Saturday Teacher Bios

MITY’s Your Extraordinary Saturday teachers are passionate, funny, creative, and inspiring. They encourage students to ask questions, challenge them to figure out answers, and spark a lifelong interest in learning.

Beth Wakefield

Beth Wakefield holds a B.S. and M. Ed. in Education from the University of Minnesota. She has been ...
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Children’s Theatre Company

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is the nation’s largest and most acclaimed theatre for young people and serves a ...
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Dylan Brodeur

Dylan Brodeur

Dylan is a tutor with experience as a classroom teacher for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade.  He has ...
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Hawken Paul

Hawken earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from St. Olaf College where he performed in ...
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Heidi Ferris

Heidi Ferris

For Heidi, teaching is an opportunity to empower the learner in their problem-solving skills and unique talents through ...
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Jeff Boland

Jeff started at Dodge Nature Center in the summer of 2019 and moved into the role as Naturalist ...
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Kelly Schrandt

Kelly Schrandt

Kelly is currently a 7th and 8th grade S.T.E.A.M. teacher at Stewartville Middle School in southern Minnesota.  Over the last ...
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Laura Gandara-Chavez

Laura has been teaching in the South Washington County School district for 16 years, mainly as a dual ...
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Molly Hammel

Molly Hammel

Molly holds a BA in Elementary and Middle School Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and ...
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Rhesa Freeman

Rhesa has been teaching as a 7th and 8th grade teacher at Saint Ambrose in Woodbury for the ...
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Sean Jones

Sean is currently a 4th grade teacher at St. Ambrose School in Woodbury where he has taught for ...
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Snapology

Snapology offers enrichment classes and camps in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM). Their ...
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Sue Cranston

Sue Cranston

Sue is a working artist and professional art instructor who specializes in mixed-media art with a strong focus ...
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Tech Academy

Formerly Computer Explorers, Tech Academy has been enriching Minnesota’s children with research-based Technology and Science classes and camps ...
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Tim and Brenda Barret

Tim and Brenda Barrett

Brenda teaches elementary and middle school students as a curriculum specialist in White Bear Lake. Tim created and ...
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