Get to Know the Staff
Amanda Shadoin - Site Supervisor, Noreen Center
I received my B.A. degree in Global Studies and taught English for six months in Zambia, at a local community school. I enjoy the challenge of providing an enriching and fun environment for the children in this program, and love seeing them learn more about themselves and the world around them. I enjoy traveling, sports, reading, spending time with my family and friends, and being on the lake & outdoors. I currently live in Shakopee with my husband, Mike, and our dog, Reggie.
David Kek - Site Supervisor, Noreen Center
I'm thrilled to join SAC in the school district I grew up in. I received my B.S. in Sports Management at Minnesota State University-Mankato. My previous professional experience included behavior intervention at the high school setting as well as SAC at the elementary level. In my free time I enjoy exercising, online shopping, watching TED Talks, reading, and anything related to basketball and football.
Renee Gerster - Special Ed. Para, Noreen Center
Hello! My name is Renee Gerster and I am excited to join the SAC team as a Special Ed Para. I received my B.A. in Spanish with a minor in mathematics at the University of Minnesota. During my studies, I worked with many diverse youth in Minneapolis and realized my heart for students and families would be the catalyst behind my career. I have served as a camp counselor, a mentor, a teacher, and a leader for different youth groups and classrooms both here in the Twin Cities and abroad in Jamaica and Bolivia. Along the way, I have gathered a plethora of resources, and have learned empathy, patience, and respect in the way I serve youth and families. I am looking forward to a great year at Encore!
Terri Kayoum - Special Ed. Para AM @ Heritage Middle School
Hi, I am a Special Ed Para at SAC. I gained my experience operating two commercial day cares I opened in the 90's. I enjoy working with children and coaching. I live in WSP with my husband and four children. Most of my spare time is spent at my son's sporting events. I also enjoy trips to Brainerd and shopping with my daughter.
Paige John- Site Supervisor, AM @ Friendly HillsSusan Wied - Special Ed Para, AM @ Friendly Hills
I have been working in the School-Age Care program since January 2011. I have a Bachelor's degree in art and theater from the University of Minnesota and my daughter is also a recent graduate of the U of M, after attending schools in ISD 197. I really enjoy interacting with children - helping them learn and explore!
I began working for ISD 197 this school yer as an AVID tutor. I began working for SAC in November. My previous employment includes 10 years as a paraprofessional with MPLS Public Schools & three years in Edina as an Early Childhood Associate. I have an Associate of Arts degree from Inver Hills Community College and a Graphic Arts certification from HTC.
Kellee Engle - Special Ed. Para - The Noreen Center
Hi. I have worked with the district in special education since 2001. I have twins, a boy & girl, who just turned 21. I enjoy biking, exercising, gardening and being outside.
Charlie Davis - Inclusion Specialist
I have a Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition and a minor in Biology from the U of M - Twin Cities. I've spent the previous 3-4 years working with seniors with memory loss, including co-managing a home in Minnetonka. In my free time I play club rugby in Minneapolis, read frequently and do crosswords. I'm looking forward to working with the kids at SAC.