Online Expand Your Mind Teacher Bios

For Students in Grades 8 – 12

MITY’s EYM educators come from around the state of Minnesota and Wisconsin, united by their joy in working with bright, diverse young people. MITY teachers inspire their students to think critically, take risks, be their unique selves, and change the world around them.

Ann Francis-Gregg

Ann Frances Gregg

AFG is a theatre director and teacher at Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul.  She directs at Shakespeare ...
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AnnMarie-Froehle

Ann Marie Froehle

For the past 30 years, AnnMarie has taught all grade levels and types of science ranging from middle ...
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Elias Mamma

Elias Mamma

Dr. Mamma has been teaching AP/IB and General Chemistry classes at St. Paul Central High School since 2001.  ...
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Erik Brandt

Erik Brandt

Erik is a professional songwriter, musician, producer and former record label owner.  As a solo artist and as ...
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Ethan Cherin

Ethan Cherin

Ethan is an award-winning teacher and life-long learner.  He holds a BA in Government/Foreign Affairs from the University ...
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George Dalbo

George Dalbo

George currently teaches high school social studies in Clinton, Wisconsin. Previously he taught middle and high school social ...
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Kaia Preus

Kaia Preus

Kaia is a writer and teacher based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her first book, The War Requiem, was published by Essay ...
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Leah Klister

Leah Klister

Leah has taught art for over 10 years and is currently teaching at Benilde-St. Margaret’s School in St. ...
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Lee Stagg

Lee Stagg

When not at MITY, Lee Stagg teaches English literature and Theory of Knowledge in the International Baccalaureate program ...
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Mary Hanson

Mary Hanson

Mary is currently teaching Chemistry and Accelerated Chemistry at Highland Park Senior High School in St. Paul.  She ...
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Nan Onkka

Nan Onkka

Nan is an educator and artist.  She studied studio art at St. Olaf College and earned an MA ...
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Nickie Mckeever

Nickie McKeever

Nickie is an Instructional Coach with Edina Public Schools and Co-Advisor of the nationally-ranked Edina High School Model ...
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Ross Mau

Ross Mau

After graduating from UW – Madison with a degree in Electrical Engineering, Ross worked as a Hardware Engineer ...
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Stephanie Aumann

Stephanie Aumann

Stephanie has been a physics teacher for 23 years and enjoys teaching through inquiry and hands on modeling. ...
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Steve Jents

Steve Jents

Steve teaches IB Economic Systems at Central High School in St. Paul and recently received the Rising Star ...
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