Faculty & Staff

Great Oaks Academy is hiring! If you are an educator interested in joining a dynamic and caring team in leading students in the Classical tradition, please email your resume to info@greatoaksacademymn.com

Mr. Paul McGlynn

Mr. Paul McGlynn

Director

Mr. McGlynn has served as a teacher and director in charter schools and public education for many years and is committed to the success of innovative, high achieving charter schools. He has been a leader of schools that served underserved and gifted populations, which were built upon missions and visions to create stronger, healthier, more ethical and prosperous communities through excellent education.

As founding director for Great Oaks Academy, he is deeply committed to building a school with rigorous academics, high expectations and a strong emphasis on developing moral character. He intends to focus on bringing a rich curriculum of language, literature, ancient history, world studies and physical activity to every child and to challenge each student with a time-tested and proven classical curriculum that will exceed expectations found in most contemporary public schools.

Mr. Heith Wetzler

Academic Director

Heith Wetzler holds a Master of Divinity from Bethel University and a Master of Arts in Instruction at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. His experience teaching, both as an adjunct professor at North Central University, and at the high school, middle school, and elementary level in both public and private schools, has given him a passion for school choice and classical education. He began his journey as a classical education in 2015 as part of the launch team for Agamim Classical Academy, a K-8 charter school in Hopkins. He is one of the founders of Great Oaks Academy and served for several years on the Board of Directors as Vice Chair and Chair.

Ms Margie Wesling

Operations Director

Ms Sara Adams

Academic Director

Ms Sydney Bourdeaux

Kindergarten

Ms Ann Artley

Kindergarten

Ms Madeline Carpenter

Kindergarten

Ms Breanna O'Neill

1st Grade

Ms Abigail Bollig

1st Grade

Ms Danielle Renfors

1st Grade

Ms Kaylene Kambeitz

2nd Grade

Ms Angie Gareis

2nd Grade

Ms Olivia Pezillo

3rd Grade

Ms Lily McAmis

3rd Grade

Ms Bethany Koch

4th Grade

Ms Lindsey Adams

4th Grade

Mr. Roth Munson

5th Grade

Ms Megann Pielhop

6th Grade

Ms Heidi Reynolds

Latin

Ms Kelly Boucher

Special Education

Mr. Evan Koch

Special Education

Ms Courtney Meyen

Due Process Special Education

Ms Cirsten Meyen

Special Education Paraprofessional

Ms Catie Creglow

Special Education Paraprofessional

Ms Rebecca Paulson

Special Education Paraprofessional

Ms Emma (Bartlett) Hawkins

Special Education Paraprofessional

Ms Elsa Frische

General Education Paraprofessional

Ms Mary Kay Yozamp

Special Education Paraprofessional

Ms Vivani Zorrilla

Special Education Paraprofessional

Ms Morgan DeWees

Special Education Paraprofessional

Ms Heather Groh-Kerns

General Education Paraprofessional

Ms Rachel Freier

General Education Paraprofessional, Sub

Ms Bernadette Mertes

Nurse

Mr. Dallas Moeller

Sub

Great Oaks Academy

115 Elm St Farmington, MN 55024

651-615-5575

Our Mission Statement:

The mission of Great Oaks Academy is to provide students with a classical, liberal arts education that is rigorous, literature-rich, wondrous, and virtuous.