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Malcolm Currie

6th Grade Social Studies and English/Language Arts, Middle School

Certification: B.A. History; M.A. Teaching; 5-8 Social Studies; 5-8 Communication Arts/Literature; 7-12 Social Studies
Education: Knox College; University of Minnesota Mankato
Bio: This will be my third year at STEP Academy, and my twenty-third year as a teacher (all in Minneapolis and St. Paul). My primary focus has been in working with students and families from East Africa and Somalia. I chose to come to STEP Academy because of this focus, and I stay because of this focus. I have developed a great appreciation for the community I have always served, and continue to seek to do my best possible work in support of them. With this aim in mind, I emphasize critical thinking and literacy in all of my teaching. It is my belief that this is the correct educational foundation on which to build a successful future, one student at a time.
Room: 206 / #1206
Email: mcurrie@stepacademymn.org

Keshia Wetterling

1st Grade Educational Assistant, Education Assistant

Certification: N/A
Education: N/A
Bio: Hi my name is Keshia Wetterling. I have worked with children for over 10yrs. I am currently the first grade EA in Mrs. Weeks class. I enjoy the hustle and bustle of the classroom and getting to watch each child flourish in their own way.
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Email: Kwetterling@stepacademymn.org

Katie Strand

2nd Grade Teacher, Elementary

Certification: K-6 Elementary Education
Education: University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
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Room: 106 / #1106
Email: kstrand@stepacademymn.org

Brendon Watchorn

7th Grade Life Science, 10th Grade Biology, HS STEM course, High School

Certification: B.S. Biology
Education: Dordt University
Bio: Hi! My name is Mr. Brendon Watchorn. I studied Biology with at Dordt University in Iowa. My passion is for the biological sciences as they relate to the human body and the medical field.
Room: 209 / #1209
Email: bwatchorn@stepacademymn.org

Katelyn Short

Kindergarten EA,

Certification: AA
Education: Century College
Bio: It is my first year at STEP Academy, I am so excited to be able to teach and inspire everyday.
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Email: kshort@stepacademymn.org

Maria Robinson

Elementary Special Education Teacher,

Certification: 1-6 Elementary Education (with an endorsement in English as a Second Language)
Education: Illinois State University
Bio: I am from Illinois and moved to Minnesota in January 2020. This is my second year teaching Elementary Special Education at STEP Academy.
Room: 86 / #1086
Email: mrobinson@stepacademymn.org

Janaki Vivekananda

School Social Worker, Social Worker

Certification: M.A. Social Work; Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW); Certified School Social Work Specialist (C-SSWS)
Education: University of Madras; Minnesota Board of Social work (BOSW); Minnesota Professional licensing and standards board (PELSB)
Bio: This is my 19th year in the field of education and my first year at STEP academy as a school social worker. I am excited to provide services to promote students' social and emotional well being and support their academic success!
Room: 1st Floor Office / #1123
Email: jvivekananda@stepacademymn.org

Theodore Salonek

9&10th Grade ELA Teacher, High School

Certification: B.A. English; M.A. Learning and Teaching; 5-12 English Language Arts Credential; 5-12 Communication Arts/Literature
Education: University of Redlands
Bio: My name is Theodore (Ted) Salonek. I grew up on a cattle farm near Watertown, Minnesota. I've taught in China, Hawaii, California, and Minnesota. My hobbies include cooking, reading, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Room: 210 / #1210
Email: tsalonek@stepacademymn.org

Michael Richie

Digital Art Teacher, Art Teacher

Certification: A.A. B.F.A. Visual Arts; K-12 Visual Arts Education
Education: College of Visual Arts; Minneapolis College of Art and Design; University of Minnesota/Mankato
Bio: One of my passions in art is to share what I have dedicated my energy on and help students develop their own way to sees the world around them. I wanted to help students hear and understand their own creative voice and express it in a visual manner. I had many roles in advertising from corporations to advertising agencies. My role was a visual creative director. Even then, I wanted to help others to learn to see things differently.
Room: 208 / #1208
Email: mrichie@stepacademymn.org

Julian Wu

Administrative Assistant - Communications, Administration

Certification: B.A. Digital Graphic Design/Electronic Publishing
Education: Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Bio: My name is Julian. I love to read ancient literature books, playing Koto instruments, making incense and writing fictions. I can be found in the 'Castle' if you need me.
Room: 2nd Floor Office / #1219
Email: jwu@stepacademymn.org

Brie Elle Tesch

K-2 ELL Teacher, ELL

Certification: K-12 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL); K-12 Spanish Education
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Room: 89 / #1089
Email: btesch@stepacademymn.org

Bill Potts

6-12 Physical Education and Health & K-12 Developmental Adapted Physical Education, High School

Certification: B.S. Physical Education
Education: Saint Cloud State University
Bio: I’m a father of two teenage daughters with my wife of over 20 years. My oldest daughter is going to college at a Community College in the Twin cities and my youngest daughter is a Senior at Blaine High School. I have taught in the Twin Cities for over twenty years and believe Physical Education and Health are two of the most important classes for students. I enjoy the challenges everyday that our students bring to the classroom and look forward to teaching at STEP Academy.
Room: Gym / #1225
Email: bpotts@stepacademymn.org

Julia Rose

2/3 Grade Math Intervention, Elementary

Certification: M.Ed. B-3 Early Childhood Education; K-6 Elementary Education
Education: University of Minnesota
Bio: I taught third grade at another school for four years before this, and this is my first year at STEP! I am excited to join the math intervention team this year and will be working with second and third graders.
Room: 82 / #1082
Email: jrose@stepacademymn.org

Nicole Juve

Special Education Teacher, Elementary

Certification: K-6 Elementary Education; K-12 Academic Behavioral Strategist
Education: University of Minnesota Duluth
Bio: My name is Nikki Juve and this is my first year at Step Academy after graduating from UMD last year. I currently live in Albertville, MN. In my free time I love playing with my dog, being outdoors, and exploring new places!
Room: 86 / #1086
Email: njuve@stepacademymn.org

John Sooja

CCR Teacher, High School

Certification: B.A. M.A. and Ph.D in English Language Arts
Education: Hamline University; University of California-Riverside
Bio: John grew up in the Twin Cities, went to South High School, and graduated from Hamline University. He then finished graduate school in California before returning to MN to be closer to friends and family. He has over 10 years of teaching experience and loves being in the classroom! His interests primarily revolve around soccer, good music, good writing, books, tabletop gaming, and almost anything nerdy.
Room: 214 / #1214
Email: jsooja@stepacademymn.org

Drew Baillargeon

Dean of Students, Administration

Certification: B.S. History; M.A. Instruction; M.S. Educational Administration
Education: University of Wisconsin - La Crosse; Saint Mary's University of Minnesota; University of Wisconsin - Superior
Bio: This is my 12th year in education and first year at STEP Academy. I am excited to be a part of STEP and help students succeed.
Room: 1st Floor Office / #1108
Email: dbaillargeon@stepacademymn.org

Kelly Hollis

K-5 Specialist Art and Science, Elementary

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Email: khollis@stepacademymn.org

Aleshia Youso

Kindergarten Teacher, Elementary

Certification: K-6 Elementary Education
Education: Saint Cloud State University
Bio: This is my 4th year at STEP Academy
Room: 110 / #1110
Email: ayouso@stepacademymn.org

Wayne Nelsen

High School ELL Teacher, ELL

Certification: K-12 Language Arts and English Language Learner Education
Education: Saint Cloud State University
Bio: I began my ELL career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Hodeidah, Yemen. After that I taught at Ayutthaya Teachers College in Thailand. In the States I've worked as an instructor for a Family Literacy program, followed by many years of teaching ELL in Minneapolis and St. Paul. I've been with Step Academy for 10 years!
Room: 93 / #1093
Email: wayne@stepacademymn.com

Anthony Garnett

Assistant Dean of Middle School, Administration

Certification: K-12 Mastery of Education Fine Arts
Education: North Dakota State University; Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Bio: I am a former All American Collegiate Athlete with a background that include coaching, teaching and recreation programming for grades Pre K-12. I've been working with youth since 1991. I have worked with both Charter and Public schools. I am a husband and father or 2. I enjoy athletics, movies, art and all genres of music.
Room: 204a / #1226
Email: agarnett@stepacademymn.org

Lora Wu

Special Education, Special Education

Certification: B.S. K-12 German Education
Education: Winona State University
Bio: My name is Lora Wu. I am the new Special Education teacher. I am originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina. I also lived in Croatia and Germany. I enjoy reading and any kind of art, but most of all I love to work with students.
Room: 86 / #1086
Email: lwu@stepacademymn.org

Kimberly Harper Rorig

School Nurse, Health/Covid Supervision

Certification: B.S. Nursing; Licensed Practical Nurse
Education: Winona State University; ECPI College of Health Services
Bio: I love being a nurse! I am so happy to be at Step academy! I have a wonderful son named Gabriel, who works in IT in for Anoka- Hennepin schools. I also have a lovable cat named Figga
Room: 1st Floor Office / #1122
Email: Krorig@stepacademymn.org

Brandon Mortenson

PE, Elementary

Certification: K-12 Physical Education
Education: Northern State University
Bio: I am very excited and honored to be teaching at STEP Academy. This will be my 2nd year teaching Elem PE at STEP Academy.
Room: 98 / #1098
Email: bmortenson@stepacademymn.org

Christina Smith

4th Grade Teacher, Elementary

Certification: K-6 Elementary Education
Education: Western Governors University
Bio: I am an Elementary Teacher who loves to read, craft, and spend time with my family when I'm not at school. I love working with kids and watching their excitement about learning!
Room: 101 / #1101
Email: csmith@stepacademymn.org

Kara Hanson

4th Grade Teacher, Elementary

Certification: B.S. Elementary Education
Education: Winona State University
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Room: 95 / #1095
Email: khanson@stepacademymn.org

Trent Substad

4th Grade Teacher, Elementary

Certification: K-6 Elementary Education
Education: Bethel University
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Room: 102 / #1102
Email: tsubstad@stepacademymn.org

Hannah Treptow

3rd Grade Teacher, Elementary

Certification: B.S. Elementary Education; General Science
Education: University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
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Room: 105 / #1105
Email: htreptow@stepacademymn.org

Cara Fisher

3rd Grade Teacher, Elementary

Certification: B.S. Elementary Education
Education: University of Wisconsin- River Falls
Bio: I'm Ms. Fisher, this will be my 3rd year at STEP Academy. This my 5th year teaching elementary school. When I am not teaching I love spending time with my family and friends!
Room: 104 / #1104
Email: cfisher@stepacademymn.org

Amelia Campbell

2nd Grade Teacher, Elementary

Certification: B.S. 1-6 Elementary Education & Child Welfare
Education: University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire
Bio: This is my second year at STEP. I grew up in Lakeville, Minnesota and went to college in Wisconsin. When not in school, I enjoy running, reading books and hanging out with my family. I also just got married this summer.
Room: 109 / #1109
Email: acampbell@stepacademymn.org

Jessica Weeks

1sst Grade Teacher, Elementary

Certification: K-12 ESL & Dance
Education: Saint Olaf College
Bio: My name is Jessica Weeks. This is my 3rd year teaching at STEP Academy. Previously, I was known as Miss Rames, but I got married over the summer and my name has changed to Mrs Weeks. In my free time, I love to read, take care of my plants, and play with my cat named Juniper.
Room: 108 / #1108
Email: jweeks@stepacademymn.org

Linda Prince

Building Substitute/CCR Support , Behavior

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Sydney Jones

MS ELA, Middle School

Certification: B.A. English; M.A. Education; 5-12 Communication Arts/Literature
Education: College of Saint Benedict; Saint Catherine University
Bio: I grew up in Minneapolis and I spent the last 3 years flipping a house and starting the process on a second one!
Room: 203 / #1203
Email: sjones@stepacademymn.org

Omar Fiqi

6-12 Math Intervention, High School

Certification: M. Ed. Mathematics; PGDIPL - Actuarial Science; B.S. Statistics
Education: University of Minnesota; University of Waterloo; King Saud University (Riyadh, Saudi-Arabia)
Bio: Fifteen years experience of teaching and tutoring mathematics for different grades (6-12). Collaborated and communicated regularly with families in making educational decisions and use family and community resources to support learning and collaborated with peers to develop, plan and implement best practices based on the needs/abilities of the students.
Room: 100 / #1001
Email: ofiqi@stepacademymn.org

Jacob Norwick

ES Math Intervention, Elementary

Certification: B-3 Early Childhood Education; B-Age 6 Early Childhood Special Education; 5-8 Mathematics
Education: University of Minnesota-Duluth
Bio: My name is Jake Norwick and this 2021-22 school year will be my third year here at Step Academy! I currently live in Richfield with my wife and our two dachshunds! I enjoy all sports, the outdoors, and astronomy!
Room: 82 / #1082
Email: jnorwick@stepacademymn.org

Darlah Krug

K-1 Math Intervention, Elementary

Certification: B.S. Child and Family Studies; MEd Elementary Education; MEd Educational Leadership
Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison; National Louis University -Chicago; University of Wisconsin- River Falls
Bio: I am Mrs. Krug and I teach math intervention for our kindergarten and 1st grade friends! I was born and raised in the wonderful city of Chicago. I am a proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin- Madison...Go Badgers! This will be my third year as part of the STEP Academy family!
Room: 82 / #1082
Email: dkrug@stepacademymn.org

Frank Straub

ES Reading Intervention, Elementary

Certification: B.A. History & Sociology; K-6 Elementary Education
Education: Creighton University; Hamline University
Bio: I entered teaching as a second career in my 40's, and really enjoy teaching at STEP Academy. Looking forward to working face to face with students again this year!
Room: 82 / #1082
Email: fstraub@stepacademymn.com

Mariah Gavin

Special Education/DCD Teacher, High School

Certification: 5-12 Social Studies
Education: Minnesota State University Moorhead
Bio: Hello! I'm Ms. Gavin. I love to teach because I love to see my students succeed and I love to learn. Reading, writing, and social studies are my favorite. Outside of school, I love to garden, travel, go hiking, and camping. I like CrossFit too. I have two cats named Thora and the Dude.
Room: 91 / #1091
Email: mgavin@stepacademymn.org

Freedom Hunt

6-8 Reading Intervention & 11th Grade ELA, High School

Certification: 5-12 Social Studies
Education: University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Bio: My name is Freedom Hunt and I’m in my second year at STEP Academy. I’m really happy to work with students at STEP and to support them in fulfilling their goal to attend post secondary education.
Room: 214 / #1087
Email: fhunt@stepacademymn.org

Emma Olson

SPED Coordinator, Elementary

Certification: K-6 Elementary Education; K-12 Special Education: Specific Learning Disabilities; K-12 Special Education: Emotional/Behavioral Disorders; K-12 Admin: Director of Special Education
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Bio: It is my pleasure and honor to introduce myself as the District Coordinator of Special Education at STEP Academy. I am extremely proud and excited to once again serve this school community! I look forward to partnering with you in the education of your child. Feel free to contact me at any time. We are going to have a fantastic school year!
Room: Lower Level Office / #1184
Email: eolson@stepacademymn.org

Edward Davis

ELL 3-5th Grade Teacher, Elementary

Certification: B.S. Ecology; M.A. Urban Planning; M.A. K-12 ELL
Education: University of Vermont; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Saint Mary's University
Bio: I consider myself a Renaissance person hence I could not pick a subject to teach. Since I struggled with language as a child, I became an ELL teacher to help other students who also struggle with language and share many subjects. I enjoy the outdoors, motorcycles/bicycles, building/repairing anything, and British mystery dramas! My family lives on the Eastside of St. Paul, since the turn of the last century (not 1900 🙂 LOL).
Room: 89 / #1089
Email: edavis@stepacademymn.org

Mahdi Elmi

Secondary/ Math teacher and RTI, High School

Certification: 5-12 Mathematics
Education: Metropolitan State University
Bio: I am Mahdi Elmi, In April of 2018, I graduated with Bachelors of Science in Apply Mathematics from Metropolitan State University. I am currently enrolled at Augsburg University, pursuing my Master's Degree in Math Education for Secondary. My graduation date is set for May 2022.
Room: 100 / #1001
Email: melmi@stepacademymn.org

Rani Hayden

Dean of Instruction & ELL Coordinator, Academic Leadership Team

Certification: B.S. Early Childhood & Elementary Education; M.S. Elementary Education; Ed.S. Ph.D. Leadership in Educational Administration; Pre-K-6 Elementary Education and Early Childhood; K-12 Principal
Education: Mankato State University; Capella University
Bio: This is my fourth year at STEP. I have been in education for 25 years as a teacher, intervention teacher, or administrator. I am married with two children, an 18 year old who just began college this year, and a 15 year old who is starting 10th grade. I look forward to working with the staff and students this year at STEP!
Room: 1st Floor Office / #1123
Email: rhayden@stepacademymn.org

Andy Tholen

Assistant Dean of Students - Secondary, Administration

Certification: 5-12 Social Studies
Education: Mankato State University
Bio: I am the Assistant Dean and I teach Economics and World History
Room: 204a / #1226
Email: atholen@stepacademymn.org

Nasra Dahir

MS Social Studies, Middle School

Certification: B.A. Psychology & Education; M.A. Education; 5-12 Social Studies
Education: Ohio State University; Saint Mary's University
Bio: Hello my name is Nasra Dahir, this will be my 4th year at STEP Academy. Aside from teaching, I enjoy good documentaries and reading books.
Room: 201 / #1201
Email: ndahir@stepacademymn.org

Fadumo Mohamud

Receptionist, Office Staff

Certification: B.A. English - Secondary & Creative Writing
Education: Metropolitan State University
Bio: I am, as Dr. Mustafa puts it, "the face of the school," a title I cherish. I appreciate the opportunity I have here at STEP Academy to be the face that greets anyone who walks in. I enjoy assisting others, and I have the opportunity to assist others on a full-time basis here at STEP Academy as an office staff member. I go by Fadumo, iido, or “aunti the office lady,” as the kids call me.
Room: Main Office / #1120
Email: fmohamud@stepacademymn.org

Rahima Ahmed

Middle School ELL Teacher, ELL

Certification: K-12 English Language Learner Education
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Bio: I am Rahima Ahmed. I have been a teacher for over 15 years. Four of my children attend STEP Academy. I have been serving as a board member at STEP since 2019.
Room: 93 / #1093
Email: rsheikhahmed@stepacademymn.org

Nawal Sheikhomar

1st Grade Teacher, Elementary

Certification: B.S. K-6 Elementary Education
Education: Metropolitan State University
Bio: My name is Nawal. I have been working at STEP ACADEMY since 2017 and so honored to be working with my community. I love traveling and finding time to explore new hobbies such as archery and pottery.
Room: 111/ #1111
Email: nsheikhomar@stepacademymn.org

Anisa Ali

Arabic & Office Support, Elementary

Certification: Pre-K to Adult Short Call Substitute
Education: Saint Mary's University
Bio: Hard worker.
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Chris Welter

Assistant Dean of Elementary, Administration

Certification: B.S. Kinesiology- Emphasis in Physical Education
Education: San Diego State University
Bio: The thing that I really enjoy about working at STEP Academy is the sense of community and teamwork that is present in the staff members, faculty, and students.  What drew me to become an educator was the enjoyment that I had when I first started coaching sports.  Being a source of positivity in someone's life is something that I look forward to everyday and something that I hope I can be for a long time.  When I am not teaching I enjoy running, hiking, biking and really just being outside as well as staying in and watching my favorite sports teams (Vikings, Twins, and Oklahoma University).
Room: 99 / #1199
Email: cwelter@stepacademymn.org

Keeley Tholen

Assistant Academic Dean, Academic Leadership Team

Certification: MA.Ed. 5-12 Social Studies
Education: University of Minnesota
Bio: I have been with STEP Academy for a number of years and love what I do. I am the coordinator for the PSEO program, enrollment, student scheduling, and a number of other things. I am married to Mr.Tholen and we have a daughter.
Room: 2nd Floor Office / #1225
Email: ktholen@stepacademymn.org

John Ritchart

HS Science, High School

Certification: 9-12 Physics and Chemistry
Education: Murray State University
Bio: Science teacher, US Navy vet, fisherman
Room: 211&213 / #1213
Email: jritchart@stepacademymn.org

Luke Olson

HS Math Teacher, High School

Certification: 5-12 Mathematics & Coaching
Education: University of Wisconsin - River Falls
Bio: I enjoy the students' willingness to help each other learn at STEP.  I integrate STEM into teaching every day! Math is 25% of STEM!  I don't remember exactly what made me decide to be a teacher, but I am happy I am doing it.  Outside of school I do woodworking and home remodeling.
Room: 212 / #1212
Email: lolson@stepacademymn.org

Ahmed Mursal

Assistant Director of Operations, Academic Leadership Team

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Traci Moore

Assistant Director of Academics, Academic Leadership Team

Certification: B.S. Elementary Education; M.A. Education; K-12 Reading Specialist & Principal Administration; K-5 Elementary Education; K-12 Reading; K-12 Administrative - Principal
Education: Minnesota State University Moorhead; Saint Mary's University; Hamline University
Bio: I am a lifelong learner dedicated to providing 21st century compassionate leadership for our teachers, staff, and students. I am a mom to four daughters (23, 19, 17, and 7) and a new grandma to a handsome baby boy. My husband is a Data Conversion Senior Manager for Accenture. We live in Delano with our girls, labradoodle- Tobi, and cat- Nina. When I am not working, you will find me spending time with my family and my extended family at home or at the cabin, reading, or being a taxi mom for my seven-year-old.
Room: 2nd Floor Office / #1220
Email: tmoore@stepacademymn.org

Mohamed Mohamoud

Community & Parent Coordinator, Academic Leadership Team

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Ali Balagot

MS Math Teacher, Middle School

Certification: B.S. Elementary Education & Middle School Math
Education: Minnesota State University, Mankato
Bio: This is my 5th year teaching at STEP. I love the community at STEP between the students, parents, and teachers; everyone is on the same team. I have a passion for helping middle school students learn to love math.
Room: 205 / #1205
Email: amanning@stepacademymn.org

Mustafa Ibrahim

Director, Administration

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Room: 107 / #1107
Email: mustafa@stepacademymn.org

Hannah Samuelson

HS Social Studies Teacher, High School

Certification: 5-12 Social Studies
Education: University of Northwestern - St. Paul
Bio: This will be my 6th year teaching at STEP Academy! I have a passion for learning and teaching history and government. If I could time travel back to my favorite time period in history it would be the Medieval/Dark Ages or the Revolutionary War period. I am married and my husband and I live in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood of Saint Paul. Outside of school I enjoy going to the gym, being out in nature, and baking!
Room: 207 / #1207
Email: hhenley@stepacademymn.org

Noelle Heinzen

Kindergarten Teacher, Elementary

Certification: B.S. M.S. K-6 Elementary Education
Education: University of Minnesota
Bio: My name is Mrs. Heinzen, and I teach kindergarten at STEP Academy. I grew up in Wisconsin but I went to college in Minnesota. This will be my 5th year teaching kindergarten at STEP Academy. I love teaching kindergarten because I love to help students learn and enjoy school when they first start coming to STEP Academy. I can’t wait to work with your child this school year!
Room: 112 / #1112
Email: nheinzen@stepacademymn.org

Megan Crawford

5th Grade Teacher, Elementary

Certification: M.A. Teaching; K-6 Elementary Education
Education: Hamline University
Bio: This is my 5th year at Step Academy and I am so excited to be back! When I'm not at school I love to read, swim, bike, and see new places. I am looking forward to a great school year!
Room: 103 / #1103
Email: mcrawford@stepacademymn.org

Zinat Chowdhury

MS Science, Middle School

Certification: B.S. Biology; M.S. Cell Tissue Culture; M.A. Biology; 5-8 Science; 9-12 Life Science and Chemistry
Education: University of Dhaka; Saint Cloud State University; Hamline University
Bio: I am a science teacher from Bangladesh. I taught middle and high school science 2 years in Bangladesh. I have been teaching as a licensed middle and high school science teacher in the US since 2009.
Room: 204 / #1204
Email: zchowdhury@stepacademymn.org

Jessica Chapman

7/8 Grade Reading Intervention & 12 grade ELA Teacher., High School

Certification: B.S. 5-12 Communication Arts and Literature
Education: Saint Cloud State University
Bio: I have been teaching for 9 years (6 at STEP!). I have taught 5th-12th grade in the past 9 years, and currently teach 7th, 8th, and 12th. I enjoy teaching all grades, but these have been my most favorite. I enjoy the energy and excitement in a Middle School classroom, and the maturity and motivation within a Senior classroom. I can't wait to teach in person this year!
Room: 202 / #1202
Email: jchapman@stepacademymn.org

Marwa Borghol

Secondary Arabic, High School

Certification: B.S. Education; K-12 Arabic Education
Education: Al Mansoura University (Egypt)
Bio: Arabic language teacher for non speakers grades K12 in U.S. for about 13 years.
Room: 208 / #1208
Email: marwa@stepacademymn.org