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RPS Online School is staffed by qualified, veteran teachers that are passionate about online learning. They offer unique perspectives to help promote students success.

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Meet Andrew Neumann, RPS Online School Administrator.

Andrew has served many roles in the education system including, elementary teacher, elementary administrator, middle school administrator, has a strong background in K-12 education, and prior to opening RPS Online School for the Rochester Public School District, successfully opened two other K-12 schools across the state of Minnesota. Andrew serves as the liaison for digital learning and would be happy to answer any questions about RPS Online.

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Meet Stacey Jarvis

Kindergarten Teacher, Contact: Email

Hello! My name is Stacey Jarvis, but the kindergartners call me Mrs. J. I have been teaching for 17 years and have taught Kindergarten for 12 of those years.

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Meet Paula Winter

Second Grade Teacher, Contact: Email

My name is Paula Winter, and I will be teaching second grade for the RPS Online. I grew up in Rochester and attended kindergarten through twelfth grade in the Rochester school system. I have been an educator for thirty-three years.

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Meet Monica Cookman

Third Grade Teacher, Contact: Email

My name is Monica Cookman, and I have been teaching since 2000. I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Winona State and a Master's in Special Education from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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Meet Kristy Flanaghan

Fourth Grade Teacher, Contact: Email

Hello! My name is Kristy Flanaghan, and I’m thrilled to be part of the inaugural year for the RPS Online. I’ve been teaching in Rochester since 2000. Previously, I taught in Houston, Texas, Mankato, and Kasson. I’ve also taught college classes for Augsburg for the last six years. 

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Meet Kim HIll

Fifth Grade Teacher, Contact: Email

My name is Kim Hill, and I am excited to continue working with students in an online format. I have been teaching since 1990, most recently for the last 19 years with Rochester Public Schools. 

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Meet Elizabeth Winter

First Grade Teacher, Contact: Email

My name is Elizabeth Winter, and I will be teaching first grade this year for the RPS Online School. It is going to be an amazing year!

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RPS Online School

School Hours: 8:20 AM-3:30 PM
Phone: (507) 328-4240
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