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!
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!
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.
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!