Kari Samuelson 952-988-4934
Kari Samuelson attended the University of Minnesota and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. She also recently completed a Technology Integration Cohort through Hamline University and Hopkins Schools. This year she is excited to begin her 27th year teaching in Hopkins! Ms. Samuelson has two grown children who live right here in the Twin Cities. She also enjoys spending time with her husband. Together they like to travel, bike, walk, garden, search for treasures at thrift shops, and attract birds to their backyard feeders. Ms. Samuelson is super excited to be teaching 3rd grade!
Terri Gratz 952-988-5072
Terri Gratz received her BS in Education at the University of Minnesota and her Master of Arts in Education, with a certificate in Gifted Education, from Hamline University. Mrs. Gratz began her teaching career teaching 5th grade for 9 years at MJDS and was a 4th grade at Meadowbrook Elementary for 16 years. She is thrilled to be starting her 3rd year at Tanglen! Mrs. Gratz has a husband, a daughter at Iowa State University, a Labradoodle named Hazel and a terrier mix named Ely. Mrs. Gratz's hobbies include hanging out with her friends (and their dogs!), golf, kayaking, hiking, camping and spending time with family at her lake cabin near Hayward, WI. She's looking forward to an awesome school year!
Krista Schumacher 952-988-4932
Krista Schumacher received her BS in Elementary Education, with an emphasis on Reading and Language Arts, from St. Cloud State University. She is currently working on her Masters of Education degree with a Reading Endorsement through Concordia University. Mrs. Schumacher's teaching career began 9 years ago in Maui, HI teaching third grade. She taught there for five years and then moved back to MN teaching in first and fourth grades. This is Mrs. Schumacher's fourth year at Tanglen and in the Hopkins District and she loves being apart of such a wonderful school family! Mrs. Schumacher has a husband, a dog (Kaya) and a cat (Mala) and loves being active and adventurous! Her hobbies include doing pretty much anything outdoors, yoga as much as possible, spending time with family and friends, gardening, and traveling! Mrs. Schumacher is thrilled to be back in the third grade and is excited for the year ahead!