Staff


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Sue Spangenberg


School Director
When I began teaching at Magnuson Christian School, in 2005, it gave me the wonderful opportunity to combine two things I have a passion for, teaching and children’s ministry. Seeing the academic growth and development of students, while watching their faith in God blossom, is an amazing experience. Now, as the director of the school, I am blessed to be able to continue to work with the incredible staff and the wonderful families that make up the Magnuson community. Contact me at sspangenberg@magnusonschool.org
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Renee Meyer


Kindergarten Teacher
I have been teaching for over 10 years in many Christian educational settings. I started teaching at Magnuson Christian School September of 2013.  I feel very blessed and excited to be teaching in such a wonderful Christian environment with caring staff and families that have the love for God and one another. Contact me at rmeyer@magnusonschool.org
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Wendy Cole


First Grade Teacher
I began teaching at Magnuson Christian School in 2011.  I have taught both kindergarten and first grade while at Magnuson.  Previously, I taught second grade in the Mounds View School District.It has been such a privilege to be at Magnuson Christian School.  The support and dedication of the families and the staff make this an amazing place to teach.  I feel so blessed to have been called to be a part of this school. Contact me at wcole@magnusonschool.org
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Krista Ostrand


Second Grade Teacher
Before teaching here, I previously was a substitute teacher at various public school districts and taught grades 4-6 at a private elementary school in Woodbury.  I also had the privilege of being home with my two children during their early childhood years. Being a part of this wonderful Christian family has been a blessing to me.  I love working with this fabulous group of teachers, families and students at MCS. Contact me at kostrand@magnusonschool.org
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Jennifer Ahrenholz


Second Grade Teacher, Marketing Director
I joined the staff at Magnuson in the fall of 2013. I have been blessed to be called to ministry at Magnuson Christian School and look forward to sharing my love for God and His creation with my students. Contact me at jahrenholz@magnusonschool.org
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Heather Norman


Third Grade Teacher
Being part of a Christian ministry is a great joy to me, and I absolutely love teaching children! I feel blessed that God has led our family to such an amazing Christian school. The students, families, and staff at Magnuson Christian School are truly a gift from God! Contact me at hnorman@magnusonschool.org
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Jordan Kammer


Fourth Grade Teacher
In the fall of 2011, I was blessed to have been hired at Magnuson Christian School as the 4th grade teacher. My favorite part of being at Magnuson is being able to share my faith with my students and to hear about theirs. There are so many situations that arise during the school day when being able to share faith in Jesus is the best response. I am so happy to be here and to be a part of this loving Christian family. Contact me at jkammer@magnusonschool.org
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Susan Johnson


Fifth Grade Teacher
I joined the Magnuson staff in 2009 and absolutely love spending my days with upper elementary students. These students have a true excitement for learning, lots of creativity, a fun sense of humor, and hearts open to the Lord. Engaging in interesting discussions and praying together make each day a blessing to me. I love the unique 5th grade learning experiences we share, including our spring Audubon nature center trip! Contact me at sjohnson@magnusonschool.org
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Josh Franz


Phy Ed Specialist
I have enjoyed teaching PE at Magnuson Christian School since 2008. I also enjoy teaching Chess classes after school at Magnuson. Contact me at jfranz@magnusonschool.org
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Samantha McCune


Music Specialist
God has blessed me with the gift and passion for music! I love music – if I could sing this to you I would!I have been teaching music at Magnuson Christian School since the Fall 2012. The music program is growing here at Magnuson with the addition of the 4th through 8th Grade Band and the Magnuson Choir. I love teaching music and truly enjoy working with children. Contact me at smccune@magnusonschool.org
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Roslyn Deitz


Kindergarten Assistant & Extended Day Staff - Morning
I am the Extended Day Morning Coordinator and assistant to the kindergarten teacher at Magnuson Christian School. Some of my other responsibilities include supervising the students during the lunch hour and at recess. It has been a wonderful experience working with the teachers, students, and families, at Magnuson Christian School.
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Mary Marshall


First Grade Assistant
I have been at Magnuson Christian School since 2006. I am an assistant to the first grade teacher. I am blessed to work with the wonderful students, teachers and staff at Magnuson Christian School.
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Dawn Helvig


Health Aid
I am the school’s health aid. I also help with lunch and recess. I am the mother of 2 Magnuson students. It is truly a blessing watching my children grow in Christ and academics.
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Lori Lexvold


Food Services
Working here is a blessing.  The students, parents, volunteers and staff are what make MCS a great place! I know my child is receiving a quality education in the school! It is exciting to watch all of the students faith grow as they move through our school and how caring they are towards each other.  Contact me at llexvold@magnusonschool.org.