Marisa Trowbridge—Director/Morning Lead Teacher
I graduated from Concordia University in Seward, NE with a degree in Elementary Education and a concentration in Early Childhood Education. I began my career teaching 4 year olds at a private preschool in Kansas City, MO. Two years later I was called to teach preschool at Trinity Lutheran School in Boone, IA. After teaching preschool in Iowa for six years, I was called to be director and lead teacher of Mt. Calvary’s Preschool. This September I will begin my 17th year here at Mt. Calvary.
When I am not teaching I spend my free time traveling and seeing my family (in Oklahoma and New Jersey) as much as possible.
Jessica Jensen—Morning Co-Teacher
After the blessing of being home for a number of years raising our family, it is with joy that I have returned back to the classroom to share part of the preschool day with you. Miss Marisa and I have been teaching together here at Mt. Calvary since September 2006!
I was born and raised right here in the Twin Cities, loved it so much I have never left! It is here that I met my husband and together we make a home with our son, a cat and our dog. We are blessed to be surrounded by our families and many friends. In my free time I enjoy kayaking, walking, reading, watching hockey and relaxing with family and friends.
I look forward to beginning the walk in the Lord with your child.
Bonnie Bartz – Afternoon Lead Teacher
I am thankful and very blessed to be a part of our wonderful teaching team here at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Preschool. It is a joyful experience to spend my days here as I guide the children in the excitement of learning and helping them to strengthen and live their faith.
I live in Bloomington with my daughter and two cats. I enjoy crocheting, baking, and spending time with friends. As a member of Mt. Calvary, I am an organist, I accompany our Senior Choir, and I play handbells. Music is a big part of my life.