Grades 7 & 8

Andreas Jurewitsch

Andreas Jurewitsch was born in Hamburg, Germany, and grew up in the most northern part of that country. After serving in the German Air Force, he enrolled at the Universität of Hamburg to study Economic and Social History. In 1988, he came to the United States to study US History at Indiana University, where he [...]

Christina Efteland

I love working at UMA because of the creative students and staff I get to work with and the focus on caring for one another socially and emotionally as well as academically. I have my Minnesota 5-12 math teaching license and taught in Minneapolis and St. Cloud before starting at UMA in 2020. I love [...]

Kris Bulander

Hi my name is Kris and I am excited to be the new Social Studies and Culinary Arts teacher at UMA. I was born and raised in South Minneapolis and have been teaching for over 20 years. When I am not teaching I love to cook, play and watch sports, and go to concerts. I [...]

Natalie Arnold

I am the Humanities and Language Arts teacher for the middle school here at UMA with a passionate about and responsive to all student needs, goals, and talents. I was born and raised in Boise, Idaho, and have since found my home here in Saint Paul. After my love for family, friends, and traveling to [...]

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Upper Mississippi Academy

Upper Mississippi Academy is a public charter school providing high-quality education for students in grades 6-12 in the St. Paul-Minneapolis metro area. Located in downtown St. Paul, UMA’s experiential, collaborative environment encourages dynamic teaching and learning through an interdisciplinary and multi-dimensional instructional approach.



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