Toddler Room Staff

Christine Winkelman - Guide

Christine WinkelmanChristine has worked at SCMS since 2007 and is starting her first year as Toddler Guide in 2016. She was inspired to teach Montessori because she attended Montessori school as a child and she “loves learning about it!” As well as a certificate in Montessori education, Christine earned a degree in Communicative Disorders (University of Wisconsin, River Falls). She enjoys working with students at SCMS because “every day is a chance for something new to happen. You come into work never knowing what you are going to hear or experience with the children...especially toddlers!”

Christine is married and has two sons. Her hobbies are reading, exercising and hanging out with family.



Kristine Krinke-Acevez - Assistant

Kristine Krinke-AcevezThis is Kristine's first year working in St. Croix Montessori School's toddler community, however she has worked in Montessori classrooms for the past 9 years. Kristine started a Spanish language program at her previous Montessori school which is where she developed her love for Montessori education. Kristine earned her degree in Modern Language-Spanish and Communicative Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls She lives in Stillwater with her two children.




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