Elementary School Teacher
M Ed, Teaching and Learning, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota; BS,
Elementary Education, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Jamie Gehrman began her teaching career in 2004 and joined Minnesota Connections
Academy in 2010. She now serves as a kindergarten school teacher. Mrs.
Gehrman loves working with children and finds joy in their thirst for knowledge.
The Online School Experience at Minnesota
Minnesota Connections Academy does a good job of teaching students to be self-advocating,
independent learners. To foster student engagement, students attend LiveLesson®
sessions, and I tie in as many social aspects as possible. Students get to have sharing
time; we play games; and we even have a star of the week.
I enjoy teaching at Minnesota Connections Academy because of the relationships I get to
build. Not only do I get to know the student but I also get to know their family. Instead of
meeting the families twice a year at conferences, I speak to the student and their Learning
Coach in mini conferences every other week. If you want to be more involved in your
child’s education, this is a great place to be!
The Benefits of K‒12 Online Learning
I get a lot more one-on-one time with students. After teaching for six years in
brick-and-mortar classrooms, I’m able to put my attention on each individual student.
I enjoy teaching at Minnesota Connections Academy because of
the relationships I get to build. Not only do I get to know the student but I also get
to know their family.
— Mrs. Gehrman