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Therese Privette, Ed.M

Principal

Ms. Therese Privette has been involved in Minnesota charter schools since 1997. After graduating from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, she began working for Edison Schools in Duluth, where she taught for eight years. During that time Therese continued her graduate studies at UMD in Educational Technology. After moving to the Twin Cities, she worked at Minneapolis Academy as a Lead Teacher, Interim Director, and Director of Teaching and Learning. During her tenure, the school was designated an MDE Reward School for three consecutive years. More recently, Therese was employed at Tatanka Academy/Minneapolis Public Schools as the school’s Instructional Leader. In 2015 she graduated from Central Michigan University with a master’s degree in Educational Principalship, with an emphasis on Charter School Leadership. Therese is a licensed Administrator/Principal in MI, and is in the process of securing MN licensure. In her spare time, Therese enjoys spending time reading, relaxing with her family, and going to movies, coffee shops, and bookstores.

Therese can be reached at: tprivette@northmetroflex.com or (612) 900 4435

Mr. Jay Caballero

Office and Operations Manager

Mr. Caballero has been working in schools for seven years as a Paraprofessional, Assistant Teacher, Education Assistant, Math Corps Tutor, and Summer Lead Teacher. He is currently working towards earning his degree in Elementary Education at Western Governor University. He is excited to complete the program and begin teaching.

In his spare time, Jay enjoys playing volleyball, spending time with his family and friends, and going to movies, bowling, and more.

Jay can be reached at:
jcaballero@northmetroflex.com or 612-900-4435

Staff Directory

  • Therese Privette, Ed.M

    Principal
  • Jay Caballero

    Office and Operations Manager
  • Chelsea Smieja

    Special Education Due Process
  • Samantha Smaker

    Kitchen Manager
  • Jesse Schonfeld

    Information Technology
  • Ember Russell

    Kindergarten Teacher
  • Ashley Wilson

    Kindergarten Teacher
  • Liana Emery

    First Grade Teacher
  • Kristen Holsten

    First Grade Teacher
  • Kari Duddeck

    First Grade Teacher
  • Nancy Erickson

    Second Grade Teacher
  • Debra Kranz

    Second Grade Teacher
  • Hannah Heider

    Third Grade Teacher
  • Wyatt McMullen

    Third/Fourth Grade Teacher
  • Anne Weisheipl

    Fourth Grade Teacher
  • Emily Beaulieu

    Fifth Grade Teacher
  • Mechelle Lund

    Special Education Teacher/Coordinator
  • Paula Bhagyam

    Special Education Teacher
  • Andrea Wickman

    Special Education Teacher
  • Chris Konieczka

    Special Education Teacher
  • Hannah Kuhne

    Special Education Teacher
  • Chelsea Smieja

    Special Education Due Process Assistant
  • Marta Maldonado

    Cultural Liaison
  • Serese Honebrink

    Physical Education Teacher
  • Nathan Ringdal

    Music Teacher
  • Sally Carlson

    Art Teacher
  • Angela Cabreana

    English Language Learners
  • Heidi Cayou

    Title I Math
  • Ann Venne

    Title I Reading
  • Amina Fadlalla

    Paraprofessional
  • Michael Lynch

    Paraprofessional
  • Laura Nardini

    Paraprofessional
  • Ashleigh Lumpkin

    Paraprofessional
  • Heidy Nazario

    Paraprofessional
  • Pauline Wambui

    Paraprofessional
  • Elizabeth Arredondo

    Paraprofessional
  • Lucas Holsten

    Paraprofessional
  • Jessica Ponce

    Paraprofessional
  • Geonia Jackson

    Paraprofessional
  • Elizabeth Conley

    Paraprofessional
  • Lacey Hastings

    Paraprofessional
  • Liliana Manns

    Paraprofessional
  • Nick Taniguchi

    Paraprofessional