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New at north: Kristián Kosterec

Junior Slovakian Student has a Great Start to The Cross Country Season by Winning Every JV Race Sixteen-year-old Kristián Kosterec, traveled all the way from Bratislava, Slovakia to study abroad here at Minnehaha Academy. He came with one other student, Petra Martonova (see other brief).  In Slovakia, Kristián attends C.S …

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New at North: Rob Liebhart

Rob Liebhart Joins the Math and Physics Department “I can already feel the warm, welcoming, and close-knit community here at Minnehaha Academy,” said Rob Liebhart, the new Algebra 1 and physics teacher. Liebhart is no new face to teaching. He’s taught math at De La Salle, Breck, and Saint Paul …

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New at North: Blake Mayes

New upper school counselor Blake Mayes is focused on helping students and assisting people with “trying to find their passions”. Mayes is a native Minnesotan with roots in Minneapolis. He went to Eagan high school and did PSEO before college. In addition, Mayes attended North Central University in downtown Minneapolis …

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Ma graduates teach the new generation at MA

From MA graduates to MA teachers: alums return From helping students along their faith journey to discovering God’s kingdom using math, MA graduates reflect on their decision to return to MA as teachers. “I absolutely loved [MA]. Then, when I became a mom I realized that it was so special …

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New at North: Ann Weiss

Ann Weiss Joins Minnehaha as the new Learning Lab Teacher  Ann Weiss, a Mother of three and former Spanish Teacher and Reading and Math interventionist is so happy to join us this year as the new Learning Lab Teacher.  Weiss says the main thing that brought her here to MA …

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New At North: Erik Beckers

Erik Beckers, Spanish Erik Beckers is thrilled to begin his journey at Minnehaha Academy as a Spanish teacher and adviser. Beckers notes his Christian faith plays a crucial role in his teaching. His faith helps him strive to better the lives of his students. “My faith reminds me to always …

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New At North: Jeff Sonsalla

    Jeff Sonsalla The New Math And Ap Computer Science Jeff Sonsalla the new geometry and AP computer science teacher. Sonsalla is from Rochester  Minnesota and moved to the country 8 miles northwest of town. He has lived in Minnesota his whole life.  Sonsalla came to MA because he …

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Advisory overhaul: mixed-gender groups

Advisory overhaul: mixed-gender groups In early 2021, Berkley Duckson from the class of 2020 died in a snowmobile accident. The students from that grade, all at that point freshmen in college, gathered for a funeral to mourn their classmate. And then the faculty began to notice something. “One side of …

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New At North: Cécile Crozat-Zawisza

Cécile Crozat-Zawisza, French Born in a small village in the southern part of France called Tarbes, Cécile Crozat-Zawizsa, the new French teacher at M.A., has been living in the United States for just over 15 years. Crozat-Zawisza is a very well-rounded person. In the past, she learned to speak Spanish, …

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50 Years of Title IX

Honoring girls sports at MA Title IX: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Minnehaha has a long history of …

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