Oshki Ogimaag Staff
Hello! I am very excited about being named Director at Oshki Ogimaag Community School! I served as Business Manager at OOCS for 5 1/2 Years, I have really enjoyed all of the staff I have worked with and getting to know the students. In my free time I enjoy gardening, sewing, reading and spending time with friends and family.
Hello! My name is Marissa Sprengeler and I am very excited to be teaching 4th-6th grade for my first year here at Oshki Ogimaag! In May 2016, I graduated from Minnesota State University-Mankato with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. In my free time, I enjoy kayaking, reading, listening to music, watching/playing sports, and spending time with family and friends. My goal is to create a safe and fun learning environment where all students can learn to their highest potential. You can follow the classroom Instagram page at: learningatoshki and on Facebook: Oshki Ogimaag 4-6 Grade Class. This is going to be a great year and I cannot wait to see all the achievements we can make together!
Grades 2-3 Classroom Teacher
Hi. My name is Nikki Rice. I graduated from Bemidji State University with my elementary teaching degree with a science emphasis. I have eight years of teaching experience at schools in the Bemidji area. I love teaching science, math and reading. When I'm not teaching I am usually doing something outside like hiking, skiing or canoeing. I also work for Voyageur Outward Bound wilderness base in the summer where I take teenagers on canoe trips.
Hello! My name is Jeana Van Dyne. I graduated from Bemidji State University with my elementary teaching degree. I have been working with children for about six years through summer camps and enrichment programs. In my free time I like to be outside gardening and camping.
Boozhoo! My name is Bridget LeGarde and I received my Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. I also completed the Ojibwe Bilingual/Bicultural Teacher Training Program there. I worked for 12 years at Fond Du Lac and have 28 credits toward a degree in Special Education. I am certified to teach grades 1-6.