Welcome to Pre-K

Hello! My name is Tammy Radtke-Looker and this is my second year teaching 3, 4, and 5 year old Pre-K.

I was born and raised in Morris and moved back to Morris with my husband and two daughters in 2014.

I received my Bachelor of Science degree at Bemidji State University. I am licensed to teach Pre-K through 6th grade.

After college, I taught kindergarten and ECFE for 14 years in Northome, MN. After returning to Morris, I taught 2nd grade in Hancock for one year and did child care for almost 2 years before returning to the classroom fall of 2018.

I enjoy spending time with family, friends, being outdoors (camping, walking, snowshoeing), and TEACHING!

I'm super excited to be teaching at Morris. GO TIGERS!

Classroom Staff

Jill VanKempen

Hi! I'm Jill Van Kempen. I grew up on a farm north of Cyrus and have lived in Morris for the past 17 years. My husband Steve and I have 3 children (Heidi Suess, Jamie Van Kempen and Katie Knochenmus) and 7 grandchildren. We are so blessed to have them all here in Morris. I worked in the high school office for 35 years and now am on my 10th year at the elementary -- the last 3 in the preschool. What a great program, with great kids and staff to work with!! How lucky am I?


My name is Vicky Brandt. Tuesday and Thursday mornings I will be working as a classroom paraeducator in the 3,4, and 5 year old classroom. Prior to this position I worked as a Paraeducator in the high school at Morris Area Schools. My husband and I live in rural Morris. We have three grown children and four grandsons. I enjoy working with students and look forward to an exciting year!

Shari OLson

Hi, My name is Shari Olson. I will be working as a special ed para-educator on Tues./Thurs. in the 3-4 year old class and a SUB in all other classes. My husband Rod works as a mechanic at Hancock Concrete and together we have 2 children, Jeslyn is in 8th grade and Rafe is in 5th. We recently moved from town to the country. I enjoy being with my family, doing activities outside, and sitting quietly with a cup of coffee. Excited for a Fun year of learning.

Paula Hamm

My name is Paula Hamm. I live on a hobby farm 5 miles north of Morris with my husband Eric and our two children Emily and Sean. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and have worked with children for many years as a daycare provider and preschool teacher. I am excited to be an ECSE para in the preschool classrooms this year! I enjoy spending time with my family, taking long walks with my dog, chocolate and rainbows!