Jonathan Oppenheimer, President

 

Jonathan Oppenheimer has been an HPMS parent to Isaac and Tilly for the past 4 years. He is a clinical social worker in the school-based health clinic at Central High School and leads the Midway Public Art group in the Hamline Midway neighborhood, where he and his wife, Britta, have lived for the past 11 years. He also enjoys playing and refereeing soccer, and cheering on Minnesota United and Everton FC. 

Nicole Olson, Vice President

Nicole is an AMI Primary Montessori trained Director and Lead Teacher at HoP Preschool, a small program in Richfield. Some of her first experiences with Montessori classrooms were at HPMS and she’s happy to be on the Board now supporting the school. Her own two children attended Montessori schools from toddler to kindergarten. 

Lincoln Kallsen, Treasurer

 

Lincoln is the Director of Institutional Analysis in the Office of Budget and Finance at the University of Minnesota. He is responsible for many budgetary and financial analysis projects at the campus and system level. Lincoln has been with the University for twenty years in a variety of capacities, including overseeing capital planning, providing long-range financial forecasting, and participating in financial analysis of the University's child care center.  As a young child, Lincoln attended Montessori schools and is very happy to be of service to Highland Park Montessori.

Rachel Morris, Secretary

Rachel Morris joined the HPMS board in 2017. She feels honored to give back to the school that has given her family so much. Rachel is a veteran Montessori children's house guide who got her start as an intern with Wendy Warren at HPMS in 2002, and is also an alum parent of two graduates. In contrast to a world that increasingly pushes us to think that "bigger is better," Rachel values and appreciates the sweet little jewel of a school that is HPMS.

Tina May

Tina May joined the HPMS board in 2021.  Tina and her husband are parents of three boys, two of which are HPMS graduates and the third who will be a future grad.  Tina spent many years working in agriculture and food policy in Washington, D.C.  She now works at farmer owned cooperative Land O’Lakes.