Jody Alexander

Jody Alexander

I live in Maple Grove and have 3 kids. I have 2 daughters, a junior and a freshman who both attend and dance on the University of St. Thomas Dance Team. I also have a son in 8th grade, Max, at Breakaway. In my spare time I enjoy yoga, taking our dog on a walk, and...
Sean Bloomfield

Sean Bloomfield

I live in Victoria with my wife and two children. Outside of school, I coach high school hockey and own a small publishing company. In my spare time I enjoy camping and spending time in the outdoors with my family. What do you like most about BA? The ability to form...
Dana Dean

Dana Dean

I live in Maple Grove, Minnesota, with my husband Rich and my four kids. I have three boys…Cameron, Dylan, and Brayden, and one daughter Danica. I still enjoy playing volleyball and golf. I love being outside in the summer. What do you like most about BA? I love...
Colleen Goodrich

Colleen Goodrich

I live in Chaska with my husband Mike and our three kids. I enjoy taking walks with my dog, going to Michigan, true crime (reading, not committing), and cheering for the Green Bay Packers. What do you like most about BA? I like the total positive atmosphere at BA. It...
Ben Hersman

Ben Hersman

I come from a huge family of teachers, including my mom, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. My immediate family includes my mom and dad, a 27-year-old brother Max, and a twin brother Tommy. We were born and raised in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and enjoyed all...
Jess Jerde

Jess Jerde

I live in Waconia. I love to hike, bike, and fish. I also coach High School Volleyball at Chaska. What do you like most about BA? The kids and families we get to work with. Why did you get into education? I am very passionate about education, and I love working with...
Lindsay Lundeen

Lindsay Lundeen

We live on Lake Minnewashta in Excelsior, and currently, my favorite thing to do is be on the lake with my family. I also teach cycle and yoga at Life Time and have spent my entire life enjoying being active. I love cheering on the Minnesota Vikings! Oh, my other...
Max Meland

Max Meland

I currently live in Golden Valley, MN. I have a younger brother and sister who are both currently in college. In my free time, I love to be active, especially outside. You can likely find me fishing, hunting, or training CrossFit when I am not in the classroom. I am...
Jeff Metzler

Jeff Metzler

I was born and raised in the great state of Wisconsin. I am a lifelong fan of the Packers and the Badgers. I received my BS in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire in 1989. After several years skiing in the Rockies, a job opportunity...
Laura Myhre

Laura Myhre

What do you like most about BA? The first time I visited Breakaway Academy, I was delighted to feel the warm, welcoming atmosphere. Each staff member has a friendly, positive demeanor with a genuine interest in the well-being of others. The small class sizes will...
Jenna Olson

Jenna Olson

I live in Eden Prairie with my husband and two kids, Nora(4) and Henrik(2). Together with our kids, we love to explore different trails and parks. Recently, I have enjoyed introducing a few of my passions to my daughter, especially golf, skiing, and ice skating....
Carrie Paul

Carrie Paul

I live in Minnetonka. I am married to Reid, and together, we have 3 children; Nora (female), 16, Baylor (male), 14, and Morgan (male), 12. My boys are in 8th grade and 6th grade at Breakaway Academy. What do you like most about BA? What I like most about BA is the...
Kim Roane

Kim Roane

In addition to teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband of 28 years, Greg (a general contractor). We live in Shakopee and have three sons, Jacob (24), Micah (21), and David (19) – all athletes. Jake is on the golf team at Bethel University, Micah plays...
Brooke Rose

Brooke Rose

I live in Eden Prairie, MN, with my husband and two kittens. I grew up in Chanhassen and went to the University of Northwestern for college. My favorite thing to do is play tennis, and I have been playing since I was 10 years old! I played in high school and college...
Anna Rydeen

Anna Rydeen

I live in Chaska. I have six siblings, one brother and five sisters (I am the middle child). I coach girls lacrosse at Chaska High School. I love to water ski and wake surf. What do you like most about BA? The growing community. Why did you get into education? To make...
Corrin Saintey

Corrin Saintey

I live in Bloomington, MN, with my family of 3 boys and my husband, Brian. I love to be creative, so I spend as much time as I can cooking, writing, reading, taking photos, decorating- anything that lets me dream, plan, and then do! I love being active- I teach and...
Paula Sarsland

Paula Sarsland

I live in Wayzata with my husband and three sons. I enjoy being outside (running or walking) and spending time with my family. What do you like most about BA? I like the combined emphasis on education and athletics. I also enjoy how BA emphasizes the whole child....
Mary Schoen

Mary Schoen

I live in Chaska with my husband, Doug. We moved after we got married over 40 years ago. I had recently begun teaching second graders at Chaska Elementary, and we felt Chaska would be a good place to raise our family. We loved the small-town atmosphere, community...
Mimi Schoen

Mimi Schoen

I live in Chaska, MN. I am engaged to my lovely fiancé Luke. My parents also live here in Chaska. I have a twin brother, Matthew & a younger sister, Mary, 3 nieces, and 2 nephews. I enjoy running and Crossfit. I also love to read and spend time with my dog,...
Sarah Senden

Sarah Senden

I live in Chaska, where I am originally from. I have 3 younger siblings and a black lab named Marco. I enjoy kayaking, reading, working on my small business, spending time with friends and family, and shopping at small businesses. What do you like most about BA? I...
Taylor Soine

Taylor Soine

I live in Victoria, MN. In my spare time, I am the head varsity volleyball coach for Jordan High School, I play volleyball, and I enjoy spending time with family. I also have a 6-year-old dog, Cooper, who is a German Wirehair Pointer. What do you like most about BA? I...
Gretchen Stramel

Gretchen Stramel

I live in the Apple Valley-Rosemount area. I have a 16-year-old son, Charlie, who plays hockey for the NTDP in Plymouth, MI, a 14-year-old daughter, Sophie, who plays for Rosemount High School, Machine Orange ’07, and plays soccer for Salvo, and an 11-year-old,...
Pam Thomas

Pam Thomas

I live in Chaska, MN, with my husband, Bob. We have three grown children. Corinne (25) lives in Minnetonka and is a Lead Clinical Researcher. Brant is 22 and, after graduating from the University of Minnesota, recently moved to Denver, Coworking in Sales. Dylan is a...
Joyce Thomas

Joyce Thomas

I just moved to Waconia, MN, after living in Chaska for 14 years. I’ve been married to my husband, Ward, for 20 years. We have a 19-year-old son, Owen, who attends UMD, and a 16-year-old daughter, Lilly, a junior at Chaska high school. I love hanging out with my...
Madeline Timerson

Madeline Timerson

I live in Saint Paul, Minnesota. I enjoy spending time with my dog, Mila. I also enjoy going for walks, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends. What do you like most about BA? I like that BA has set up an atmosphere where students can express...
Erik Vetsch

Erik Vetsch

I currently reside in Richfield, MN, with my Family. I have a wife of 25 years this year, Brita, and son Toby who will graduate next year from Holy Angels. Last, the beast! Sammy the dog, the house mascot and staple. As far as me, I love to Golf, smoking meats on my...
Lily Witta

Lily Witta

I live in Eden Prairie, MN. I recently got married to my amazing husband – Bennett Witta. I love watching sports, in-person and from afar. I love doing puzzles, playing Mario Kart, exercising, and spending time on the lake. What do you like most about BA? I love...