Online ExplorSchool Teacher Bios

MITY’s ExplorSchool teachers for at-home learning are experienced educators who enjoy working with middle school students. They understand the importance of keeping young people’s natural curiosity alive and take pride in being a part of the MITY family.

Angela Larson

Angela Larson

Angela has been teaching for eight years in a variety of roles.  She has taught Life science, Earth ...
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Ann Whitting

Ann Whiting

In addition to teaching at the Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth, Ann is the performing arts specialist at ...
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Brenda Barret

Brenda Barrett

Brenda teaches elementary and middle school students as a curriculum specialist in White Bear Lake.  She has also ...
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Clarice Jorenby

Clarice Jorenby

Clarice has had the good fortune to have been teaching students chemistry for nearly twenty-five years in California ...
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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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Jackie White

Jacquelyn White

Jacquelyn is a Social Studies teacher with the passion to help students  grow and reach their full potential ...
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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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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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Maddie Hunt

Maddie Hunt

Maddie has her M.A. in Elementary Education from the University of St. Thomas. She has spent time in ...
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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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Sarah Geppert

Sarah Geppert

Sarah holds a BA in Spanish and a BS in Chemistry from Evangel University, and an MS in ...
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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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Susie Wilson

Susie Wilson

Susie teaches 5th grade Ignite! (a 3rd-5th grade self-contained gifted program) in Lakeville Area Schools.  She earned a BS in ...
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Tom Rodefeld

Tom Rodefeld

Tom teaches social studies and coaches hockey, volleyball and track at Irondale High School in Mounds View.  He ...
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Yosefa Carriger

Yosefa Carriger

Yosefa loves working and learning with children, and has been doing just that for most of her adult ...
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