Teachers

Pam Carlson

Pam is the director of Salem Preschool and teaches one of the three year old classes. She started the school in 1971 to help Salem Covenant church reach out to the community. She has a BA in Elementary Education and credits in Early Childhood Education from Augsburg College. Pam has four children and she likes gardening, driving her horse and spending time with her family.

Shelly Wehr

Mrs. Shelly has been teaching at Salem Preschool since 1988. She has a degree from the University of Minnesota in Child Psychology and Early Childhood Education. She holds a current Minnesota Pre Kindergarten teaching license. She is married with three children and a yellow lab named Buddy. She enjoys watching her kids play sports, camping and fishing with her family.

Shannyn Stoffel

Shannyn taught kindergarten for many years in the Centennial School District. She has a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Minnesota, Morris and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Bethel University. She lives in Blaine with her husband and has two grown daughters and four grandchildren. In her free time, she likes to read, travel and spend time with her family.

Pam Stavem

Pam began teaching at Salem Preschool in 1991. She received an education degree from Bethel University and had further education in Early Childhood at Augsburg College. She lives in Blaine with her husband and has two grown daughters. Pam likes to knit, hike and hang out with her family. She also volunteer’s in children’s ministry at Calvary Church in Roseville.

Cathy Larson

Cathy graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in education. She began teaching at Salem Pre School in 1985 and teaches three and four year old classes. She likes going on vacation up north with her family where they golf and fish together.

Sheri Harris

Sheri has been teaching at Salem Preschool since 1996. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from St. Cloud State University. Sheri has three children and she likes golfing, reading and spending time with her family.

Julie Dowd

Julie joined our school in fall of 2015. She has a BS in Elementary Education and a minor in Early Childhood Education from Winona State University. She is single and lives in Blaine. Julie loves music and plays the piano.

Carolyn Trapskin

Carolyn graduated from the U of M with a degree in theater. She has worked with youth in many capacities. She has three young children and loves music and spending time with her family.

Kelly Sykora

Kelly graduated from Bethel University with a BA in Elementary Ed. and a specialty in Spanish. She has five girls and loves to spend time with her family, run, bake, craft, garden and read.