Jamie Madden - Principal, Grades 5-8 Teacher
I first realized I wanted to work with kids when I took a summer job as a teacher's aid at the Union College Daycare working with 4 and 5 year olds. Four years later I graduated from Union College with a degree in Elementary Education. Out of college I accepted a job teaching grades 5-8 in Anoka, MN at The Anoka Adventist Christian School. In 2007 I completed a masters degree in Educational Administration and Leadership. After teaching in Anoka for 19 years I made the decision three years ago to join the team at Northwoods Elementary. In my spare time I love reading, music, and following Minnesota sports teams. I'm excited to be working with a great group of students, parents, and teachers.
I teach because I love working with kids. I teach in an Adventist school because of the freedom it allows me to approach education in a holistic way. Adventist education is not only concerned with academic excellence, but with physical and spiritual development. My goal is that each student that graduates from Northwoods has discovered the joy of learning, is an independent thinker, is prepared for high school, has learned the significance of helping people, and will in whatever profession they pursue, look to serve others, and of most importance - has developed a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Tiffany Trana - Kindergarten & 1st Grade Teacher
Hutchinson has been my home for more than 28 years, and as a Northwoods Elementary
and Maplewood Academy alumnus I consider it a privilege to now be
a teacher for Kindergarten and First Grade at our campus. My husband
Wayne and I have been married for 16 years and have three
children, Spencer 14, Sally 11, and Stella 7. After college I taught
1st and 2nd grade at Minnetonka Christian Academy for 2 years.
I became a stay-at-home mom when my son was born
and returned to the work force for the 2011-2012 school year.
Teaching allows me to minister to children for Christ. I am a firm believer
in Christian education and its role in leading children to a saving relationship
with Christ. When children experience Christian education it will transform
them and change who they become, for the better!
My hobbies include gardening, scrapbooking,
cooking/baking, camping, traveling and spending time with family
Brittany Gaslin - Preschool & Pre-K Teacher
My passion for children began in high school when I began helping out at a local daycare. I liked helping kids with their homework, but especially enjoyed reading to, playing with, and teaching preschool-aged children new things. This is where my passion for kids was really ignited! My family moved to Hutchinson in 2000 from Bemidji, MN. My dad taught shop at Hutchinson Middle School and I was privileged to have him as my teacher for one year. I am a Maplewood Academy graduate and am proud to be teaching on our campus. This will be my fourth year at Northwoods. My husband Rob and I have been married for 7 years and have two beautiful daughters, Izabella 6 and Zoe 3. I feel like being a mother to my own girls has given me special insight into this stage of childhood development. God has given me a heart to serve and I know He has placed me where he wants me to be.
Mrs. Eno graduated from Union College in 1978 with a B.S. in Music Education. She has been teaching piano, voice and organ lessons for the past 37 years. Along with teaching, she has played piano and organ at many different churches, directed church choirs and taught in elementary schools in Washington and Minnesota. She is currently in her sixth year of teaching music at Northwoods Elementary.
Mrs. Eno and her husband Doug have three grown sons who were home-schooled and of course received their introduction to music from their mother. They enjoy birdwatching, singing and playing for an outreach ministry team, along with other hobbies.
"I've always enjoyed introducing children to music and showing them the tools with which they can continue to learn and develop musical talents. It's a thrill to see how my students advance with their abilities, one even becoming a music teacher himself! I love to see the joy that music brings to others' lives."
Kari Schebo - Grades 2-4 Teacher (Bio to come)