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  • Hello! I am Melinda Stiklestad, and I am the Early Childhood Coordinator and teacher in Minneota. I am originally from the Minneota area and currently live on a farm near Clarkfield, MN with my husband, Steffan, my son Maverick, and two dogs, Bella and Ruger. I attended college at SMSU and attained degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. My hobbies include doing anything outdoors, gardening/canning, and watching football.  I adore my preschoolers because they are adventurous and curious, are passionate to learn, and are loving to those around them. It’s an incredible feeling to be their “first teacher.” I am proud to be a part of Minneota and the expanding EC programs, and I’m grateful to work with the amazing staff, parents, community, and kids!

    Webpage: https://www.minneotaschools.org/Page/223

  • Hi! I’m Caitlyn Sonnenburg, and I teach preschool and ECFE. My husband and I are from Minneota and live here currently with our daughters, Arya, Charlotte and Brexlee. I love spending time with my family and being active outside.
    I love working with this age because the children are excited about learning and reach many milestones. I’m excited to work at the school district that I attended.

    Webpage: https://www.minneotaschools.org/Domain/92

  • Hi! My name is Hollie Thompson. I have been teaching Early Childhood Special Education in Minneota for 10+ years!  If you have any concerns about your child's development, please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

    My personal life consists of my husband Jerry and my three sons; Braxton, Braden and Blake.  We live on a farm three miles north of Dawson.

    Webpage: https://www.minneotaschools.org/Domain/95

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  • My name is Brianna Anderson and I’m proud to be a part of the Minneota School District!! I graduated from Minneota Public School and got employed as a paraprofessional. I live on a farm with my parents, Randy and Becky Anderson. I have three older siblings, Brittney, Kayla, and Brandon, and a niece and nephew Landon and Brooklyn. I have a boyfriend name Cory Rybinski and I enjoy helping him milk cows, going to movies, and eating at our favorite restaurants! On a nice warm day I enjoy swimming at the lake, camping, going to county fairs, and just being with friends and family. While indoors, I love reading, listening to music, and watching movies. Working with children is what I love to do! I love to assist them with their learning skills such as their alphabet, numbers, and doing fun projects with them. I love seeing their smiles everyday and being a good role model for them!