1333 5th Ave S.  |  Anoka, MN 55303     
1333 5th Ave S.  |  Anoka, MN 55303     

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Anoka, Minnesota Montessori Education

Jaclyn Gehrke

Jaclyn Gehrke

Elementary Teacher

This year marks my 10th year teaching in various Montessori settings, but I fell in love with the Montessori method

several years prior to having my own classroom. I got involved in a Montessori classroom as part of my undergraduate courses and fell in love with the hands-on approach, watching kids learn from each other and being able to see big-works come to life over an extended period. I also love that it was a way to really meet every child where he/she is at and guide them to more knowledge when they were ready for it.

I am a 2007 graduate of Augsburg College, where I received my undergraduate degree in elementary education with a science concentration.  I also minored in Spanish.  I then went to St. Catherine University to obtain my Montessori credentials for lower and upper elementary and my master’s degree. I completed both in 2010.  In 2015, I completed the Montessori STEM certification and hold a MN state teaching license.

When I am not at school, I enjoy attending baseball games, crocheting, scrapbooking, playing board games, working for Roseville Park and Rec and playing mini golf or disc golf with friends.  In addition to my recreational activities I am also an active volunteer with Roseville’s Rosefest parade committee and the MN State Fair Foundation, and I also participate in the MN Montessori Network.

“The hands are the instruments of man’s intelligence.”

- Maria Montessori