Hello St. John’s Community!
My name is Natalie Gilmore and I will be joining the staff as one of the preschool teachers this upcoming school year. I live in Chaska with my husband Ryan and my three boys Thomas (10), Owen, (9) and Conor (8 months). We are parishioners of Guardian Angels and have lived in the area for 8 years.
I grew up in north Minneapolis, attending St. Bridget’s, De La Salle and after moving to the suburbs, I graduated from Hopkins High School. I went on to earn a degree in Psychology and Family Life from the University of Minnesota and after discovering my passion for working with young children, I went back to school for my Masters of Education in Early Childhood. My twenty years of teaching preschool have been unique; from Catholic schools, to a nature based preschool on a wildlife preserve, to a school on the upper west side of Manhattan. I have a passion for nature-based education and am excited to share this love of God’s gifts with your children. I truly believe there is no easier way to teach children compassion, responsibility, kindness and excitement for God’s love than through nature.
I look forward to getting to know you and your family this school year and for the opportunity to become involved with your school and Parish.
Staff Category: Preschool and Teachers