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 12th 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. I am excited to bring my 18 years of Early Childhood experience to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Preschool. I look forward to guiding 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.
Judy Kaner – Afternoon Aide
I’m excited to join the team here at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Preschool. I have spent the last 10 years as a preschool aide at Christ Lutheran Church in Eagan, Minnesota. Previous to working at Christ Lutheran, I was a homemaker while raising my four sons. My husband and I live in Rosemount, Minnesota. I enjoy cooking, reading, going to my sons’ community band concerts and playing board games with family and friends. My two favorite teams are the Minnesota Gophers and the Green Bay Packers. (My sons graduated from the UM and I grew up in Wisconsin.) I love kids and am looking forward to a wonderful year here at Mt. Calvary!