LILA Upper School Staff

Languages

Profe Ceci - Language Acquisition: Spanish

 Delbene Ceci

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

Profe Graham - Language Acquisition: Spanish

Graham Gina

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

Liu Laoshi - Language Acquisition: Chinese

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Monsieur Schaumann - Language Acquisition: French, English as Second Language

 Schaumann Karl

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

Mr. Beadle - English Language & Literature

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

Ms. Rasmussen - English Language & Literature 

Rasmussen Lynette

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

Ms. Taddei - English Language & Literature

Taddei Anna

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

Ms. Wulf - English Language & Literature

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Arts

Mrs. Farmer - Dance/Theater

Farmer Michelle

Mickey Farmer
Hometown: Rome, New York, USA
Education: M.A. in Dance from State University of New York, Brockport; B.A. in Dance from State University of New York, Potsdam; Minnesota K-12 Dance License from Mankato State Univeristy

Ms. H - Theatre/Design

Hirman Meg

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Hometown: Merrimack, New Hampshire
Education: B.A. in theatre from SCSU; MEd. from the U of M

Mr. Jasmer - Visual Arts

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New Teacher - Orchestra

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New Teacher- Choir/Music Explorations

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Mr. Zahler - Band

Zahler Nicolas

Nick Zahler
Hometown: USA
Education: University of Minnesota – Twin Cities - Bachelor in Instrumental Music Education

Maths

Ms. Kerr - Maths

Kerr Danica

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

Mr. McNaughton - Maths

McNaughton Michael

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

Mrs. Navratil - Maths

Navratil Melissa

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

Teng Laoshi/Ms. Fei - Maths

Teng Fei

Fei Teng
Hometown: Dalian, China
Education: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - M.A. Scientific and Technical Communication; B.S. Mathematics

Individuals & Societies

Profe Alvaro - Individuals & Societies

Montero Alvaro

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Hometown: Valladolid, Spain
Education: MA History and Social Studies

Señor Tamte - Individuals & Societies/Language Acquisition

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Hometown: St. Micheal, Minnesota
Education: BA Spanish & History Education, MA Educational Administration

Profe Erin - Individuals & Societies

Maher Erin

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

Ms. Natalie - Individuals & Societies/IB MYP Coordinator

Kainz Natalie

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

Ms. Krengel - Individuals and Societies

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Physical and Health Education

New Teacher - Physical and Health Education

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Mr. Scott - Physical Education

Scott Matthew

Matthew Scott
Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Education: Liberty University, M.A. in Teaching - Physical Education and Health; University of Minnesota, Bachelor's degree in Recreation, Park and Leisure Studies with a Youth Studies minor

Sciences

Ms. Brown - Spanish Immersion Sciences

Brown Cassandra

Cassandra Brown
Hometown: Coming soon!
Education

Ms. Chen - Chinese Immersion Sciences

Chen Jing

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Hometown: China
Education: University of Minnesota - Ph.D in biological sciences

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

Design

Mr. Zaccaro - Design, Choir

Zaccaro Luke

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

Upper School Student Support

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Upper School Special Education

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  • Joseph Constantine, Special Education Teacher/ Math Co-Teacher
  • Abigail Duke, Special Education Teacher/ Language and Literature Co-Teacher
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  • Nicole Hecimovich, Special Education Teacher
  • Maddison O'Malley, Special Education Teacher/Social Worker
  • Jessica Rydning, Special Education Teacher/Math Co-Teacher
  • JoDell Saint James, Special Education Teacher/Language & Literature Co-Teacher

Upper School Administration

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District-Wide Administration

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Cafeteria

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  • Deb Tyson