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 Kate Conners - Junior High Teacher

Kate is one of the two Junior High guides, and has been teaching at SCMS since 2010. She earned her Montessori Elementary Certificate (Montessori Center of MN), Master’s degree in Education (St. Catherine University), and Bachelor’s degree in English-Written Communication (St. Catherine University). The moment Kate was exposed to Montessori education, she “fell in love.” She appreciates how it involves “hands on, individual learning and treating the children with respect as they grow into their worlds and create their identities”

 Kate is from Lake Elmo, MN and lives with her “wonderful husband, two beautiful daughters, and a pack of crazy dogs.” Her hobbies are watching movies, hiking, camping, photography, and pottery. She is hoping to write a book someday. If she could travel anywhere in the world, it would be the Pacific Northwest because “I would love to travel up the coast from Northern California to Canada in an RV.”



Matt Eckel - Junior High Teacher

Matt started teaching in SCMS’s Jr. High in 2016. Matt earned his Clear Credential, Secondary Education degree (University of California, Los Angeles) and dual Bachelors’ degrees in English Textual Studies and Television, Radio, and Film (Syracuse University). He was inspired to learn about Montessori education through his experiences teaching in East Los Angeles and Compton, where he observed that “people learn at different rates, in different ways, people learn by sharing, people learn by DOING.” At SCMS, he enjoys watching the students “blossom into compassionate, self-directed citizens and critical thinkers.”

Originally from Norristown, PA, Matt currently lives with his wife, his baby son, and his extended family in MN. For fun, he plays “Rock’n’roll” music and basketball, and pursues photography. Matt’s favorite board game is Settlers of Catan, his favorite movie is The Blues Brothers, and he is a fan of Bob Dylan, James Brown, The Stones, and The Boss. If he could travel anywhere in the world, it would be to Mexico and Guatemala to visit the Mayan ruins.

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