Ms. Rachel Edstrom - Art

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Ms. Rachel Edstrom - Art

I am excited to be joining the R-STEM family. This is my thirteenth year teaching and recently finished my graduate degree at Hamline University. Along with completing a certificate in environmental education, my work focused on joy and happiness in the classroom. When I am not drawing dinosaurs with my students, you can find my in my garden or hiking in the woods.

Mrs. Marni Flitsch - Computer/Technology Literacy

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Education: Bachelor of Arts - Gustavus Adolphus College Masters of Arts - Hamline University Teaching & Technology Certification - Hamline University STEM Certification of Engineering - St. Catherine’s University MN Coding in the Classroom Cohort - Code Savvy

Mrs. Marni Flitsch - Computer/Technology Literacy

I am the Technology teacher at R-STEM. I have been teaching in Richfield for 25 years. My first years of teaching were in 5th grade. In 1998 I began working with students in the computer lab. I love discovering new digital tools that enhance the learning of our STEM students. Coding, digital design, and using Google classroom are just a few of my favorite things happening in technology class. :-)

I live in Lakeville with my husband Tim and two children Katie and Kyle. Both of my kids play hockey and Katie also figure skates. You will find me at the rink most nights and weekends during the winter season. We also enjoy camping, going fishing and visiting the North Shore.  

I grew up on a farm in southern Minnesota where my dad and my brother still farm. As a kid I helped milk and feed the cows and other chores. I still enjoy my time visiting the farm as often as I can.  My hobbies are gardening, photography and digital scrapbooking. My favorite season is FALL ~ fall leaves, cooler weather, harvest time & back to school!

Mrs. Joan Hoerauf - Physical Education

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Mrs. Joan Hoerauf - Physical Education

My teaching career started in Hopkins as an in-building substitute teacher and then I was employed in the Chaska School district until I was hired at Richfield Intermediate School (RIS), which is now know as the STEM school. I have been teaching for 26 years.  
Educational Background: 
High School Diploma from Comfrey, MN  
BA  University of MN-Morris-where I earned a double major in K-12 PE and Health
BA  MN State University -Mankato earned a degree in Developmental Adapted PE
MA  St. Mary's University of MN  earned Master in Liberal Arts
 
My husband and I live in Minnetonka and are the proud parents of three children ages 25, 22, and 18. 
In my spare time I love to golf, bicycle, yoga, hike and create scrapbooks for my children. 
Ms. LeJeune Miller - STEM Literacy

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Ms. LeJeune Miller - STEM Literacy

Mrs. Gayle Myles - Music

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Mrs. Gayle Myles - Music

Hello! My name is Gayle Myles--I have been teaching in
Richfield Public Schools at the STEM school for 30 years now:)
 
I have a passion for helping students learn-- I love music and 
making music together with the students!  In our classes we get to create, 
sing and dance together, read music notation and play instruments.
We work together on social skills, taking turns and being part of a team.
Each day is a NEW experience in learning and sequencing 
more of the parts together for our understanding of the music language.
Come join us for a class sometime!