Mr. Alonzi

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BA, St. John’s MAI, St. Mary’s

Mr. Alonzi

Social Studies

I have been teaching for four years before moving to Prairie View. For one year, I taught high school civics, human geography, and U.S. History at Minnetonka High School. I then taught 8th-grade global studies and 7th grade U.S. studies at Rogers Middle School for three years.

In my free time, I love to read, go on walks with my dog Pip, and spend time with my wife Laura and our son Tony.

 
Mrs. Bialke

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BA, Concordia College

Mrs. Bialke

Science

I grew up on a large farm near Fergus Falls, MN before attending Concordia College in Moorhead, MN for a degree in Biology Education. I currently live in Elk River with my husband and almost 3 yr old son.  Prior to PVEMS, I worked at Rogers Middle School teaching various levels of middle school science for 6 years. Prior to moving to ISD 728, I taught in N. Minneapolis for 3 years.  
 
I'm a typical Minnesotan with some of my favorite things to do including, wandering around in nature in various ways, floating in lakes, bonfires, visiting apple orchards and, of course, cheering on the Vikings. Skol!
 
I have a BA from Concordia College in Biology Education and am currently in year two of my Masters in Teaching and Learning from St. Mary's University.  
Ms. Vievering

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The College of Saint Benedict, BA

Ms. Vievering

English

I am so excited to be joining you at PVEMS!  I have taught 8th Grade English at Rogers Middle School the past two years.  
 
Some of my favorite hobbies include playing volleyball, reading, and listening to musicals.  I also know some American Sign Language and love to share that with my students! 
 
I graduated from The College of Saint Benedict with a BA in English and Secondary Education.
Mrs. Maas

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BS, St. Cloud State University 5-8 Mathematics Endorsement, St. Mary's University

Mrs. Maas

Math

I taught for two years in Northeast Minneapolis, and subbed for two years in the Wayzata and Elk River School Districts before coming to work at PVEMS. I live in my new home in Albertville with my husband Justin and 3 year old daughter Riley. We love our two cats, spending time family, and hanging out with the neighbors. I am also a swimmer and love the pool. I taught swimming lessons for years and coached 8-12 year old girls and boys for 2 years. 

Ms. Mazzuca

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Ms. Mazzuca

Science/IT

Ms. Mettling

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BS, St. Cloud State University MS, Walden University Teacher Certification, St. Mary's University

Ms. Mettling

 
Social Studies/Study Hall/AVID/ADSIS
 
I am currently in my 14th year of teaching.  Prior to Prairie View, I taught social studies at Zimmerman Middle/High School, where I also coached the dance and cheer teams.  I did not enjoy social studies as a student, so, as a teacher, I do whatever I can to help students fall in love with it through hands-on activities and projects!
 
I have 4 children, 3 of whom are students at PVEMS.  I enjoy yoga and weight lifting and have run 3 marathons! My favorite treat is chocolate.  I LOVE Chipotle and eat it at least once a week.  I also LOVE Starbucks coffee! I have 2 cats, Max (7 months) and Milo (6 weeks). 
Ms. Olson

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BASc, University of Minnesota - Duluth

Ms. Olson

Math

I am starting my 6th year teaching math. Before starting at Prairie View, I taught math at Onamia High School and Sartell Middle School. I am so excited to be starting at Prairie View this year.  I am originally from Princeton, MN and graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. I have coached softball for the past two years and I love it. I am recently engaged and we are very busy planning a wedding and taking care of our brand new white lab puppy named River. 

I enjoy being outside as much as possible!! Hiking, camping, fishing, paddle-boarding, etc. I have done two major paddle-boarding trips. I did the entire Rum River and we paddled across Mille Lacs Lake in 8 hours (23 miles) Yikes!! I also enjoy DIY projects and spending time with my friends and family. 

Mrs. Swanson

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BA, Bemidji State University MA, Bemidji State University

Mrs. Swanson

World Language

I have been teaching at various locations in the district for the past 20 years. I earned my undergraduate degree at Bemidji State where I met my husband. In 2003 I completed my Masters degree in education. We live in Monticello and are raising two boys who will begin 7th and  9th grade this fall. In my free time I enjoy reading, traveling the US and Europe, spending time fishing with my boys, and watching them play baseball and hockey.