Special Education

Ellis Runion

I work at UMA because I love sharing my own love of learning. I have a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, and I like the variety I get teaching at UMA. In my free time I like to read, game, be in nature, and spend quality time with friends. If I could choose a superpower it [...]

Kathy Mollner

Kathy was born, raised, and still lives in the West 7th neighborhood of Saint Paul. She graduated from the College of St. Catherine with a B.A. in Elementary Education and taught in 1st, 3rd, and 4th grades, Physical Education, and substituted for grades K-8. Kathy was also the coach for softball and volleyball teams. After [...]

Dave Ehrhardt

This is Dave’s 7th year at UMA. He joined us from Paideia Academy where he was also a paraprofessional. Prior to Paideia, Dave was working in Law Enforcement and Security. Dave attended Northland College in Ashland, WI and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies with a minor in History. He also received an [...]

Katie Camacho

Katie went to the University of River Falls Wisconsin to earn her B.S. degree in field biology. She started out with jobs in the field doing research with macroinvertebrates, sediment testing, and water quality as well as working for the Minnesota Conservation Corps. Katie also helped do field reconnaissance and write Environmental Impact Statements for [...]

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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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