Staff Bios and Contact Info

2017-2018 Staff

 

Mr. AbeAbe

  • Physical Education Teacher
  • College Mascot: Alabama Crimson Tide (Roll Tide)
  • School: BS in K-12 Physical Education and BA in Exercise Science from Augsburg College
  • ENVoY trained

Email: awelckle@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-8200

 

 

Ms. Angela

  • 2nd Grade Teacher
  • College Mascot: Banana Slugs
  • BA in History and Political Science
  • 6 years teaching experience
  • Trained in Responsive Classroom and ENVoY

Email: awalsh@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-5204

 

Ms. Ariellaariella

  • Special Education Teacher/Special Education Coordinator
  • College Mascot: University of Minnesota Gophers
  • Masters in Education, emphasis on Special Education from the University of Minnesota
  • Currently enrolled in a licensure program at Hamline University to become a Special Education Director
  • 6th year teaching special education
  • ENVoY trained, working toward Demonstration Teacher certification

Email: adegner@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-5203

 

Mr. Ben

  • 5th Grade Teacher
  • College Mascot: University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs
  • Degree in Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education (LD and EBD)
  • 3 years of teaching 4th Grade in the Twin Cities
  • Trained in Responsive Classroom 1 and ENVoY

Email: bstay@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-5205

 

 

Mr. CarlCarl 02

  • School Director
  • 4th grade teacher on the west side of Chicago
  • Middle school and high school teacher in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction at Breakthrough Twin Cities
  • High school social studies teacher at Lighthouse Academy of Nations
  • Assistant Director at Lighthouse Academy of Nations
  • Dean of Students at Achieve Language Academy
  • B.A. Magna Cum Laude in History from Washington University in St. Louis
  • Teaching Certification from National-Louis University in Chicago
  • Master’s in Educational Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York

Email: cphillips@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-8242

 

 

Ms. DouachaDouacha 02

  • English Language Development Teacher
  • Yonsei University
  • 7 years of experience teaching English Language Learners
  • Recently returned from 2 years of teaching English to 1st and 2nd graders in Korea
  • Trained in Responsive Classroom and ENVoY

Email: dvang@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 249-8214

 

Ms. Elise

  • Intervention Teacher (K/1st Grade)
  • B.A. in English from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • 4 years teaching preschool in St. Paul
  • 3 years teaching English in South Korea
  • ENVoY trained

Email: etolish@northeastcollegeprep.org

 

Ms. ElizaEliza Kraker

  • Paraprofessional
  • College mascot: The Bulldogs
  • Studied Literature, Language, and Culture studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Served for two years with AmeriCorps VISTA through the Minnesota Literacy Council
  • Volunteer Editor for the Logan Park Neighborhood Association Newsletter

Email: ekraker@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-8242

 

Ms. Emilie

  • 4th Grade Teacher
  • College Mascot:Blue Knights – Dakota County Technical College
  • B.A. in Elementary Education and Middle School Math
  • Speaks Spanish and English
  • 3 years teaching 3rd, 5th and 7th grade
  • Responsive Classroom 1, AVID, IB and ENVoY trained

Email: jgambrill@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-8249

 

 

Ms. ErikaErika 02

  • Assistant Director
  • Taught for 14 years (pre-kindergarten, elementary, middle, high school and adults) in Massachusetts, California, Washington, and Minnesota
  • Masters in Education, emphasis on teaching English Language Learners
  • K-12 Principal Licensure from the University of Minnesota
  • Minnesota teaching licenses in Elementary Education, K-12 English as a Second Language, and Technology K-8
  • National “Teaching Tolerance Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching” Finalist, 2012
  • National “Excellence in Teaching” award winner, 2013
  • Trained facilitator: S.E.E.D (Seeking Equity Education and Diversity) and Welcoming Schools

Email: esass@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-8243

 

Mr. FranciscoFransisco 02

 

  • Office Assistant
  • Community Outreach
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Worked as an interpreter for schools during the last 8 years

 

Email: fmartinez@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-8245

 

 

Mr. GiovanniGiovani 02

  • Spanish Teacher
  • Graduated in 1992
  • Native Spanish speaker
  • Taught in USA, China, and Mexico
  • Trained in Responsive classroom and ENVoY

 

Email: gpavia@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-8248

 

 

Ms. Gracegrace-2016

  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Classroom College Mascot: Doane University Tigers
  • Bachelor’s in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Doane College
  • Student taught Kindergarten and 3rd grade in Nebraska
  • Trained in Responsive Classroom and ENVoY

Email: gmauer@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-8215

 

 

Ms. Ismahanismahan

  • North Hennepin Community College
  • Paraprofessional

Email: iaden@northeastcollegeprep.org

 

 

 

Ms. JaneJane 02

  • Dean of Students
  • College Mascot:  California Polytechnic State University Mustangs
  • Bachelors Degree in English Literature from St. Mary’s University
  • Masters Degree in Teacher Education (ESL License) from St. Thomas University
  • Lasallian Volunteer  in Oakland CA, 2000-2002
  • S.E.E.D (Seeking Equity Education and Diversity) Co-Facilitator
  • Trained in Responsive Classroom, ENVoY and S.E.E.D.

Email: jojile@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-8252

 

 

Ms. JennaJenna 02

  • Art Teacher
  • College Mascot:  University of Nova Scotia Sharks
  • Graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in Elementary Education (K-8) and an emphasis on middle school science
  • Student taught and took courses through the Urban Block program at SCSU
  • Teaching fellow for one year and literacy partner for first grade
  • Taught for 6 years pre-K and Elementary
  • Co-facilitate S.E.E.D. (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity)
  • Responsive Classroom 1 and 2 certified
  • ENVoY trained

Email: jmckenney@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-8247

 

 

Ms. Jessica

  • Building Substitute and Librarian
  • Graduated from MCAD (Minneapolis College of Art and Design) with a B.S. in Visualization.
  • 15+ years mixed training and teaching  experience, including 5 years in South Korea.
  • Certified Technical Trainer (CompTIA CTT+)
  • Adobe Certified Expert/Instructor
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) – young learner endorsement
  • Responsive Classroom and ENVoY trained

Email: jgambrill@northeastcollegeprep.org

 

 

 

Ms. Joanna S.joanna-s-2016

  • 3rd Grade Teacher
  • College Mascot:  University of Minnesota Gophers
  • B.S. in Elementary Education and Middle School Social Studies from Winona State University
  • Taught for 9 years (primarily 1st and 2nd grades
  • Served on the board of directors for a local charter school for four years and currently serving on the NECP board of directors
  • Responsive Classroom 1,2 and ENVoY trained

Email: jschneider@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-8255

 

Ms. Joanna W-NJoanna W-N 02
  • Academic Support Coach
  • College Mascot: NYU Bobcats
  • M.Ed in Reading from the University of Texas – Pan American (Now University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley)
  • NYU Bobcats
  • Taught elementary for 7 years in Donna, TX, in the Rio Grande Valley
  • Spent 11 years, either part-time or full-time, coaching teachers and/or designing & leading professional development for new teachers in Texas and Minnesota

Email: jwaggoner-norquest@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-8205

 

Mr. JoeJoe 02

  • 3rd Grade Teacher
  • College Mascot:  University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Bruins
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (English BA, Education MEd)
  • AmeriCorps (2 years volunteer literacy teacher)
  • PeaceCorps (2 years English teacher in China)
  • Elementary school teaching experience (8 years)
  • Responsive Classroom and ENVoY trained

Email: jcole@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-5202

 

 

Ms. JuanaJuana

  • Paraprofessional
  • College Mascot:  The Don
  • Santa Ana college in California
  • Head Start preschool teacher for 6 years
  • 5th year teaching Special Education
  • Paraprofessional for K-1st school district for 4 years

Email: jmandujano@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-8258

 

 

Ms. KawsarKawsar

  • Paraprofessional
  •  College Mascot:  University of Minnesota Gophers
  • B.A. in English Literature
  • Currently pursuing Masters and initial teaching licensure in K-12 ESL and Reading License at St. Mary’s University
  • ENVoY Trained

 

Email: kabdirashid@northeastcollegeprep.org

 

 

Ms. Kaylena kalena

  • 5th Grade Teacher
  • College Mascot: University of Michigan Wolverines
  • Masters in Education from University of Minnesota
  • Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Trained in Responsive Classroom and ENVoY

Email: kgreenwell@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-8251

 

 

Ms. Kelly

  • Paraprofessional
  • B.A from St. Olaf College
  • Served as AmeriCorps VISTA
  • ENVoY and Youth Mental Health First Aid USA

Email: khalpin@northeastcollegeprep.org

 

Ms. Kirsten

  • 2nd Grade Teacher
  • College Mascot: La Crosse Eagles
  • B.A. in Sociology from University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Masters in Early Childhood Education from the University of Minnesota
  • 2 years teaching in elementary schools
  • ENVoY trained

Email: kptak@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-8218

 

 

 

Ms. KrisKris 02

  • English Language Development Teacher
  • College Mascot: St. Cloud State Huskies
  • Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from St. Cloud State University
  • English as a Second Language Licensure (ESL License) from Hamline University
  • Student teaching experience – Costa Rica grade 3
  • Taught 6 years as elementary/middle school classroom teacher in MN
  • 11 years teaching elementary/middle school  English Language Development
  • Trained in Responsive Classroom and ENVoY

Email: ksmith@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-8206

 

Ms. Laura

  • Intervention Teacher (2nd/3rd Grade)
  • College Mascot: Barnard Bears
  • B.A. in Psychology and Dance from Barnard College, Master of Arts in Teaching from Webster University
  • 12 years teaching elementary and middle school in Missouri and Minnesota
  • Trained in Responsive Classroom 1 and 2 and ENVoY

Email: lpastor@northeastcollegeprep.org

 

 

 

Ms. LaurenLauren 02

  • Kindergarten teacher
  • College Mascot:  University of Oregon Ducks mascot
  • Masters in Education, emphasis on elementary education, from University of Minnesota
  • 6th year teaching elementary school
  • Semi-finalist for Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award- 2016
  • Responsive Classroom 1 and 2 certified
  • ENVoY Certified

Email: lparlin@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-8256

 

Ms. LindaLinda Thao

  • Paraprofessional
  • College mascot: University of Minnesota Gophers
  • Majored Clothing Design and Retail Merchandising
  • Volunteered with NECP during a couple of Festival of Nations
  • Volunteered with Center For Hmong Arts and Talent
  • Tutored in America Reads Program

Email: lthao@northeastcollegeprep.org

 

 

 

Ms. LindsayLindsay Florin

  • Special Education Teacher
  • College Mascot: Cal Poly Mustangs
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities BA
  • 4 years teaching Special Education
  • Trained in Responsive Classroom and ENVoY
  • CPI certified

Email: lflorin@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-8246

 

 

Ms. LinneaLinnea Mengar

  • 1st Grade Teacher
  • College Mascot: Badgers
  • Third year teaching lower elementary in Twin Cities
  • Bachelors degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Masters in Education from University of Minnesota
  • Responsive Classroom and ENVoY trained

Email: lmengar@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-8216

 

 

Ms. Manar

  • Intervention Teacher
  • Food Director
  • Graduate of University of Minnesota
  • Masters in Education
  • Teaching experience K-12 (15+ years)
  • Taught adult classes
  • Certified Fist Aid and CPR/AED
  • Responsive Classroom 1 and 2 certified
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Trained
  • ENVoY Certified
  • Small Group ENVoY Trained

Email: mreda@northeastcollegeprep.org

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Phone: (612) 248-8202

 

 

Ms. Marly Marly 02
  • Office Manager
  • BA: Cultural Studies & Language (with emphasis in Spanish)
  • Served 2 Years as an AmeriCorps member with CommonBond Communities as a Youth Specialist
  • Worked as an administrative assistant at the University of Minnesota
  • Trained in Responsive Classroom 1
  • CPR and First Aid certified

Email: mmelsh@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-8241

 

Ms. Mikaela

  • 3rd Grade Teacher
  • College Mascot: Rice University Owls
  • B.S. in Elementary Education from St. Catherine University
  • 2 years as paraprofessional
  • 3 years teaching 3rd Grade
  • Responsive Classroom 1, 2 and ENVoY trained

Email: mhaerti@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-8253

 

Mr. Mike

  • Math Corps Tutor
  • College Mascot: Golden Gophers
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering

Email: mgilleo@northeastcollegeprep.org

 

 

 

 Ms. MonaMona 02

  • Arabic Teacher
  • BA in Language and Translation, School of Arts, Alexandria University, Egypt
  • Teacher of the Year 2013-2014
  • 8 years experience in teaching Arabic.
  • Pursuing MAESL Hamline University (Master’s in Education- K-12 ESL)
  • Trained in Responsive Classroom 1 and 2
  • ENVoY Certified

Email: maly@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-8250

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Ms. NimcoNimo 02

  • Paraprofessional
  • ENVoY trained
  • Previous MN Reading Corps tutor at NECP
Email: negal@northeastcollegeprep.org
Phone: (612) 248-8240

Ms. Pamela

  • Special Education Teacher
  • College Mascot: The Northwestern Eagles
  • Academic Behavioral Strategist and Masters of Arts in Learning Disabilities from the University of Saint Thomas
  • B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Northwestern
  • 5th year teaching
  • ENVoY trained
Email: powens@northeastcollegeprep.org
Phone: (612) 248-8246

 

Ms. SaadiaSadia

  • 5th Grade Teacher
  • College Mascot: Auggies
  • Graduated from Metropolitan State University B.A. in Urban Education K-6
  • 2 years of Tutoring in America Reads
  • ENVoY, CPR, and First Aid trained

Email: smohamed@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-8219

 

 

Mr. Saeed Saeed 02 02

  • Office Assistant
  • Graduate of MCTC (May 2013): Business Administration.
  • Community Outreach Team
  • Speaks Somali and Arabic
  • Trained in ENVoY

 

Email: sosman@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-8244

 

 

Ms. SamanthaSamantha Sandersfeld

  • 4th grade teacher
  • College Mascot: Huskers
  • Graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a degree in Elementary Education
  • Student taught in Mankato, MN (2nd grade) and Barrow, AK (3rd grade)
  • Taught for 3 years in 2nd grade
  • Trained in Responsive Classroom and ENVoY

Email: ssandersfeld@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-8211

 

Ms. Sarah M.sarah-m

  • 1st Grade Teacher
  • Classroom College Mascot: Gustavus Adolphus Gusties
  • College Attended: Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Previously taught 3rd grade
  • Trained in Responsive Classroom and ENVoY

 

Email: smartin@northeastcollegeprep.org

Phone: (612) 248-8257

 

 

 

    Ms. TianaTiana 02
  • Paraprofessional
  • NECP Community Outreach Activist
  • Parent of NECP students
  • ENVoY trained
  • Previous MN Reading Corps tutor at NECP
Email: tgoudy@northeastcollegeprep.org
 
Ms. Zamzam

  • Intervention Teacher (4th-6th Grade)
  • College Mascot: Eagle
  • B.A. in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota
  • 2 years of Paraprofessional
  • Subbing experience
  • K-6 Elementary Education License
  • Trained in Responsive Classroom 1 and ENVoY

Email: zahmed@northeastcollegeprep.org