Welcome to Mendota SAC
1979 Summit Lane, Mendota Heights, MN 55118
School Age Care is located in the cafeteria.
Walk In: Mendota Elementary School 1979 Summit Lane, Mendota Heights, MN. 55118
Fax: 651-403-8010, Attention Jen
Questions - Call Jen at 651-403-8054
Please note: It is the parents responsibility to notify your child's teacher what their SAC schedule is. If you have a drop in or flex schedule you must let your child's teacher know when they are to come to SAC.
Get to Know the Staff!
Jon Gerster - Site Supervior
I joined SAC in March of 2015. I graduated from Buena Vista University with a Bachelor's in Pre-Ministry in 2009. Just recently, I furthered my education by graduating from the Leadership Development Institute in 2014. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and interacting with youth as I have extensively worked as a Youth Leader at Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp ELCA in Okoboji, IA, Hosanna Church in Lakeville, and a City On A Hill Church in Rosemount. I love mentoring/coaching kids, encouraging them to find out and use some of their gifts and talents, and providing different avenues of individual learning techniques. I love to cover songs and play music on my guitar, go to the movies, eating at juicy lucy establishments, running, reading new books, and hanging out with friends and family. I live in Inver Grove Heights with my wife, Renee, and our cat, Bane.
Paige John - Site Supervisor
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!
Jason Tutewohl - Support Para
I have been working in the School Age Care program since the summer of 1994! In the summer I coach girl's soccer. I am looking forward to having another fun and exciting school year!
Judy Funk - Special Ed. Para
I have worked in the School Age Care program since 1995 as a special ed para. I enjoy watching sports, my favorites are baseball and hockey. I enjoy music and once in awhile I get out fishing, which I love. I enjoy interacting with the children and look forward to another great year!
Matt Bjorklund - Support Para
I've been working at Mendota School-Age Care since 2008. I have spent the last 7-8 years working as either a program staff or a site supervisor in School-Age Care programs at South Washington County and at the Eagan YMCA. I'm what they call a "Y kid," having grown up in the YMCA programs and then gone on to work in them. Most of my free time is spent reading, writing, being with friends and family, and staying in shape. I'm somewhat of a sports fanatic, and always have a great time taking the kids outdoors and to the gym. I'm thrilled to be working at Mendota, where I went to Kindergarten and where my aunt Carol Bjorklund taught for many years. I look forward to a great school year ahead and hope to get to know everyone here.
Susan Wied - Special Ed Para
I began working for ISD 197 in 2015 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.
Yuki Anderson - Support Para
Hi! I moved to the States 19 years ago from Japan. I started working with SAC last November and really enjoy being with all the children. They are so funny sometimes and the stories they tell always make me smile. When not at work I enjoy reading and attending my two boys soccer and baseball games.
Mary Rasmussen - Support Para
I'm going on my 5th year working in the 197 school dist. In 2009 I started working as a kindergarten classroom para along with doing the lunchroom/playground supervision at Pilot Knob. After school & during school breaks I was a Targeted Services para. In Feb of 2012 I started working in the School Age Care program at Moreland, I also now work as a lunchroom/playground para at Moreland. When not at school I love spending time with friends, Mazy - my Golden doodle dog, and my grandkids.
Danielle Davis - Special Ed. Para
I went to UMD for Communication Disorders, and I'm currently going back to school for elementary education. I have two cats named Phyllis and Harriet, and a fish named Reggie. In my free time I enjoy baking.
Noah Shepherd - Special Ed. Para
Hello! My name is Noah Shepherd this is my third year with the SAC program. I am pursuing my elementary education degree through Bemidji State University. During the summers I work at a camp in Lutsen MN as Camper Mentor. I am beyond excited to work for Mendota Elementary for another year with the awesome kids in SAC!
Mary Beth Moline - Special Ed. Para
Bio Coming Soon!
Theodore Cummins - Special Ed. Para
Bio Coming Soon!
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.