Susanne Grimm: After 8 years of exceptional service in second grade at TCGIS, Susanne is moving to California to be with her children and grandchildren. She will be teaching first grade at a German immersion school in Menlo Park. It is hard for us to imagine TCGIS without her and we will miss her very much.
Missy Morrissey: In 3 years as the middle school math teacher and math leader for the K-8 program, Missy has been the cornerstone of tremendous improvements in mathematical learning and helped many teachers expand expertise in math instruction. We wish her the best of luck in her math leadership position with Minneapolis Public Schools.
Denise Stegmann: Denise has given 6 years of extremely high quality special services to TCGIS students and made their academic and socio-emotional learning safe and successful. She has been an outstanding team contributor to ensuring all students feel welcomed and have a rich experience at TCGIS. She is taking a leave of absence as she expects her first child this September. We wish her and her family health and happiness in the coming months and look forward to having her back!
Susan Kocher: Susan has been involved with TCGIS for many, many years, offering science lessons, technology education and long term substitute support among many other contributions. We thank her for her work and wish her the best in her future adventures.
Stefanie Michals: Although with us for only 1 year, Stefanie made kindergarten A students feel deeply welcomed to TCGIS and their learning environment fantastic, loving and enriching. Stephanie had her first child, Liesel, in March and we look forward to seeing her return to the TCGIS community, if not as a teacher, then certainly as a parent when Liesel is 5-years-old!
Stefanie Berres: As an integral part of the front office staff for 8 years, Stefanie greatly developed the information technology systems at TCGIS, including PowerSchool, website management and MDE state reporting. We wish Stefanie luck at her new job with Infinite Campus and know she will be a great success!
Blaine Strobe: In the past 2 years, Blaine has been a great team contributor in everything from lunch service to nurse assistant to library support. We congratulate her on her new position with the University of Minnesota's Anderson Library.
Hannah Kinney: Has been a paraprofessional serving TCGIS students in the classroom and at lunch and recess with the sensitivity, calm and caring that are a true hallmark of the TCGIS culture. We wish her luck as she leaves us to pursue a Speech Pathology degree at Marquette University in Milwaukee and would love to see her back at TCGIS some day!
: For her first year at TCGIS, Kirsten took on the lead playground supervision, always having a smile no matter what the weather (and some long wollen underwear!) Kirsten also served students wonderfully as a paraprofessional in the classroom. She has the great fortune of going to Austria on a Fulbright program and we know she will thrive there! Viel Gluck Kirsten!
Again, we wish all of these fine individuals wonderful futures. The school will be announcing new staff to the TCGIS community later in the summer as the new school year approaches.
Danke schön from everyone at TCGIS!!!