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Otter, Rachel

Email: rachel.otter@spps.org

Phone: (651) 744-5001

Qualifications: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2011-2016 Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education Master's of Education in Elementary Education Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center, 2016-2018 Elementary 1 Montessori Certification

Ms. Rachel

Welcome to E1! I’m excited about the opportunity to get to know you, and I’m looking forward to a happy and productive school year.

I would like to introduce myself and express just how excited I am to be working with you and your child this year!

My name is Rachel Otter.  I am originally from Burlington, WI, where most of my family still lives. I now live in Saint Paul with my boyfriend, Todd, and my dog, Nash. I moved to the Twin Cities to attend school at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and I stayed for Nokomis.  During the 2015-2016 school year the Nokomis community captured my heart and I have been here ever since.  In my time outside of school I love to hike and camp with my dog, attend Gopher Football games, and try to visit every MLB ballpark.

I obtained my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education and my master's degree in Elementary Education at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (GO GOPHERS!) in 2016 while student teaching with Ms. Betsy and have been formally teaching E1 at Nokomis since Fall 2016.  I then earned my Montessori teacher certification at Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center in Deerfield, IL in 2018. I am looking forward to having a great time teaching and learning with your child this school year. 

If you have any questions or concerns or if you would like to schedule a conference or volunteer to help out, you can contact me at rachel.otter@spps.org. I normally check my email before school and after school is dismissed. 

Once again, welcome to E1. Let’s work together to make this the best year ever!