Tag Archives: Faculty

High expectations for Hadland

Hadland takes on cross country and chemistry Minnehaha students knew new physics and AP Chemistry teacher Erik Hadland long before he started teaching here. For the last two years, Hadland has been substituting at MA and assistant coaching cross country and track. “I think Hadland is a very caring coach,” …

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A new melody for Perkins

New fine arts assistant brings choral, piano and management expertise Gretchen Perkins was hired this year as the new Upper School fine arts assistant, where she will be assisting with tasks such as planning the upcoming choir tour, helping to handle money, and accompanying the choir class with her piano …

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Library adds new assistant

Lubar brings experience and computer skills to MA Clare Lubar, the new MA library assistant, is here to fill the gap this year that Lorie Christianson left when she retired. Lubar grew up in Sturgeon Bay, Wisc., a small town in Door County, a peninsula that juts into Lake Michigan. …

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New French Amity

French amity finds new home in Minnesota Sandrine Cagnat has decided to come to Minnehaha to serve as French amity for the 2012-2013 academic year. She grew up in Issou, France, a small village near Versaille, where, she says, “there is nothing.” Cagnat attended l’Université de Cergy-Pontoise about 13 minutes away …

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Librarian retires after 29 years

Reception honors Lorie Christianson’s half century of involvement at school A reception was held May 23 for faculty and students during lunches in the library to celebrate Lorie Christianson’s many years of service to Minnehaha Academy. She has been part of the school community for 50 years, participating in her …

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Jim Wald retires

Director of finance says good-bye after 45 years To most, the end of the school year means three months of relaxation. For some, however, the end of the school year means having to say good-bye. We expect to say goodbye to our graduates, but we must also say goodbye to …

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More than just a teacher

Debora Fondell passes on   Middle school teacher Debora Fondell passed away from cancer this July, she will not be forgotten By Jessamine Von Arx, Talon staff writer “Deb [Fondell] was the quintessential wholesome American working girl, natural and unaffected, who came to work every day looking sharp,” said English …

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