Heather Willman is a Principal on Special Assignment who focuses on Secondary Curriculum, Instructional Coaching, and Staff Development. She has worked with the Rochester Public Schools for 19 years, first as an English and reading teacher at the middle school level and then as the District-wide Secondary Reading Coordinator.
Heather enjoys traveling, hiking the Minnesota State Parks, reading, and spending time with her family. Her husband, Steve, is an associate principal at Sunset Terrace Elementary. Their three children are in eleventh, eighth, and third grade in Rochester Public Schools.
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Brandon Macrafic is a Principal on Special Assignment who focuses on Career and College Readiness. He is the Administrator at CTECH and provides district-wide leadership to CTE programs as well as Research and Assessment. Brandon has worked in education for eighteen years as a teacher and administrator. This is his seventh year with RPS.
In his spare time Brandon enjoys coaching hockey, baseball, and softball. He and his wife Katie, a kindergarten teacher, enjoy traveling and following Minnesota sports. They are both 1994 graduates of John Marshall High School.
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Stefanie has worked with RPS for 19 years. Throughout this time, she has taught English and Journalism at Mayo High School and AVID at Willow Creek Middle School. She has also been an Instructional Coach at Mayo High School and Willow Creek Middle School.
Stefanie feeds her curiosity through traveling, reading, and living vicariously through the experiences of others. She enjoys sharing space with family and friends and escaping to the cabin with her husband, Jeff, and two cagey dogs, Emerson and Murphy.
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Secondary Math and Science Implementation Associate /STEM Village Director.
Jen has worked in the Rochester Public Schools for 16 years. Prior to working with the Secondary Curriculum & Instruction team, Jen taught middle school math, along with a bit of science, at Friedell Middle School (fourteen years) and Kellogg Middle School (one year).
In her free time, Jen enjoys reading on the patio, attending various sporting events (mainly those of her daughters', ages 17, 19, and 20), doing some outdoor gardening, and spending time with her family.
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K-12 English Learners
Brian has been a teacher for nine years. Seven of those years have been with RPS at Friedell and Kellogg Middle Schools.
In his free time, Brian enjoys spending time with his family hiking and camping. He coaches, refs, and plays volleyball.
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Ann Miller is the K-8 District Math Specialist. She has been working in the Rochester Public Schools since the spring of 1991. In her years at RPS, Ann has taught fifth and sixth grade, has been an Implementation Associate, and has been an Instructional Coach. She also currently teaches at Augsburg University.
Ann enjoys reading, being outdoors, baseball, and spending time with her husband Dwight and their two grown children.
E-12 Instructional Equity Implementation Associate
Dr. Eversman has worked for RPS for the past three years and has been an educator for nearly 18 years. She has been an Instructional Coach, an Assistant Professor of Education at Wartburg College, an education policy researcher at Arizona State University, and a third grade teacher in White Bear Lake, MN. Educational equity, social justice, and culturally responsive teaching have been the driving forces behind her for the whole of her career.
In her free time, Kim serves on the board of Aldrich Memorial Nursery School and is a manuscript reviewer for several educational research journals. Her favorite thing, however, is spending time with her husband and three daughters--reading books together or playing in the woods on the family farm.
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