Teacher Bios

Julie Heiden, Co-Teacher – Tree Frog and Bumble Bee Classes

Julie Heiden graduated with her BA in Early Childhood Education at South Dakota State University and has 8 years of Early Childhood experience.  Those experiences include a Kindergarten Readiness teacher, ECFE educator, Director-in-training and Director of Preschool Summer programs at a local private school.  Julie’s favorite part of teaching is the relationships that she builds with the children and their families and being a part of the growth within each child during the school year.
During her free time you can find her walking, biking and exploring with her two daughters and her husband.  She also enjoys spending time volunteering at her daughters school in their art program and going to the U of M Volleyball matches.

Theresa Steffes, Assistant Teacher – Tree Frog and Bumblebee Classes

Theresa Steffes graduated with a BA in Art from South Dakota State University. She utilized her Art major with a concentration in Education. Her experience focused on teaching art classes to children ranging from kindergarten through the 8th grade level. She also has experience as a Faith Formation Coordinator for preschool and kindergarten age children.

Theresa resides in North Oaks with her husband, Dan and their three kids ages 14, 11 and 9 years old.