Board members

 

Matthew Keseley (Chair / Staff)

matthew@nerstrand.charter.k12.mn.us

My name is Matthew Keseley, and I started teaching music at Nerstrand Elementary in 2015. I currently live in St Louis Park, Minnesota. I grew up in Plainview, Minnesota where both of my parents taught elementary. After high school, I moved to Minneapolis to pursue a career in music studying at Augsburg College, now Augsburg University. I enjoy spending my free time playing drums in a couple of bands in the cities as well as playing ukulele, cycling and fishing. I am looking forward to another year at Nerstrand and excited to see where music takes us this year!

 

Andrew Lubinski (Secretary / Staff)

andrew@nerstrand.charter.k12.mn.us

Hello, my name is Andrew Lubinski and I have been teaching at Nerstrand Elementary School since 2014. I was born and raised in Winona, Minnesota, where I attended the Winona Senior High School. I graduated from Saint Mary's University in May of 2014, with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. While attending Saint Mary's I was involved with the Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo, volunteered as a reading tutor, and also managed to work two jobs. Through my involvement with music and the Jazz combo band, I was able to play three concerts in Germany.I like to travel to visit friends and also like spending time with my family. In my spare time, I like to fish, watch movies, listen to music, and also frisbee golf. I look forward to representing Nerstrand Elementary school, as well as, learning more about this one of a kind place.

 

Rich Bailey (Parent)

rich@nerstrand.charter.k12.mn.us

My name is Rich Bailey. My wife Tabitha and I teach History at Shattuck-St. Mary's School, where I also coach boys soccer. Our daughter Kaitlin is a student at Nerstrand. Originally from Texas, I attended Macalester College in St. Paul where I majored in History and played soccer. I received my teaching certification at the University of St. Thomas, and I also hold a National "C" coaching license from the United States Soccer Federation. Prior to my six years at Shattuck, I taught for two years at Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights, MN, before spending 12 years as the Director of Business Development at WolfNet Technologies, a Minneapolis tech firm. Our family enjoys traveling domestically and internationally, especially camping in our National Parks. We live in Faribault with our hound dog Rosa and our cat Puss 'n Boots. I look forward to serving on the board and giving back as much as I can to the school our daughter loves so much.

Paula Shroyer (Staff)

paula@nerstrand.charter.k12.mn.us

My name is Paula Shroyer.  I have been a teacher at Nerstrand Elementary since 2000. I am the first grade teacher on the Prairie team. I graduated from Mankato State and got my Masters in Education from St. Mary’s University. My husband and I live in Nerstrand and are the proud parents of three grown children. We have an adorable grandson, Isaac. I enjoy sports, walking and being a grandma.

Sarah Stensrud (Community Member)

sarahstensrud@nerstrand.charter.k12.mn.us

My name is Sarah Stensrud. I was fortunate to be a kindergarten teacher at Nerstrand Elementary School for many years. It is because of this positive experience that I am excited to be on the Board of Directors as the Community member at Large. My husband Dave and I live in Faribault, and are proud parents of three adult children, two of whom are Nerstrand Elementary alums. In my spare time I enjoy visiting our grandchildren, working in the garden and walking our adorable dog, Louie.

 

Morgan Welborn (Staff)

morgan@nerstrand.charter.k12.mn.us

My name is Morgan Welborn, and I am so excited to be in my third year at Nerstrand Elementary School teaching fourth and fifth graders. I grew up in Faribault as the oldest and only girls sibling in a family of six. I moved to LaCrosse, WI in 2011 to attend the University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse and pursue my dream of being a teacher. My hobbies include music, reading, writing, spending time outside, teaching Kid's Church, and taking pictures. One day I hope to publish a children's book. More than anything else, I enjoy sending time with my family and friends. I am so excited to be teaching in a school that I once attended and have enjoyed continuing the wonderful tradtitions I grew up with. I am very blessed to be a part of the Nerstrand Family!

 

Alicia Wasilowski (Community Member)

alicia@nerstrand.charter.k12.mn.us

Hello! My name is Alicia Wasilowski. I currently have two children attending Nerstrand Elementary School, a daughter Paige, in second grade and a son, Wyatt, now if first grade. My husband and I grew up in Faribault and while we've lived in other cities, we decided to make Faribault our forever home and recently bought a house. I hold a degree in child development and have been teaching preschool for the past five years. It is a careet that I truly enjoy!  As a family we enjoy camping, swimming, reading, pajama days, spending time with family and friends, and taking a annual road trip to different states! I love Nerstrand Elementary School and the nuturing enviroment that it provides to our children while giving them a quality education. I greatly apprieciate the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors.