High School

Ethan Windschitl

Ethan is excited to be coming to Upper Mississippi Academy after teaching English at a large, suburban high school for three years. The school’s focus on experiential and project-based learning was a big draw, and he is looking forward to getting to know the school and its community. Ethan received his B.A. in Japanese at [...]

Stephanie Suehr

Stephanie Suehr is a passionate high school biology educator with a heart for both the natural world and nurturing young minds. Graduating with a degree in Wildlife Conservation from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, Stephanie brings a unique blend of academic expertise and hands-on experience to their classroom. With a deep-seated love for the environment, [...]

Jordan Tyler

Jordan started teaching at UMA during the 2020-2021 school year. He completed his education training and licensure at St. Olaf before going on to receive a Masters in English from St. Thomas. Before coming to UMA Jordan spent about five years working in various high schools in and around St. Paul. Jordan has always had [...]

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 [...]

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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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