Name: Natalie Dean
University: Concordia University, St. Paul, MN
Major: Early Childhood Education
Specialization: Lutheran Classroom Teacher Program
Graduate Major: Early Childhood Education
Degrees: B.A., M.A.
Experience: Tenth Year
About The Teacher...
This is Natalie’s tenth year with us at Anchor Lutheran. She began teaching in the Third Grade classroom, as a 2011 graduate of Concordia University, St. Paul, MN. In January 2017, Natalie took over as the Early Childhood Director. For the 2019-2020 school year she took over the 3rd grade position. Now, for the 2020-2021 school year, she has accepted the Administrator/Principal position. She has a passion for educating young children and is doing her best to continually improve our current program. In June 2017, Natalie graduated with her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education through Concordia University Nebraska. Outside of Anchor, Natalie, her husband James, and newborn Forrest love to spend time outdoors.
Early Childhood Director / Child Watch Director
Name: Mandi Dykstra
University: Reformed Bible College
Major: Bible, Theology, and Youth Ministry
Degree: Bachelor of Religious Education
Experience: Twenty-Second Year
About the Teacher…
Mandi has been married for 20 years with two beautiful children and two dogs. She enjoys crafting, reading, and spending time with friends and family.