Phone: 651-621-7420


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Early Childhood Education (Birth-3rd Grade Certification)MA Education

Ms. Rachel Starkweather

I attended the University of Wisconsin- Stout and graduated with my BA in Early Childhood Education and my minor in Spanish. I also have completed my Masters in Education at Saint Mary’s University.


I spent six months studying Spanish at the University of Santiago in Chile. I also spent four months working at a preschool in Ballina- New South Whales, Australia. I taught kindergarten for one year in White Bear Lake and then six years in a Spanish Immersion school in South Washington County.


I grew up in and have a love for the Mounds View School district. I am currently living in New Brighton with my 3 year old son Luke. While I am not at school I enjoy rock climbing, reading, cooking, and playing outside.


I am thrilled and honored to share in your child’s preschool year. My goal is to ensure that they feel safe, respected and passionate about school. I look forward to learning more about each of your families and working together to help your child grow. What a journey it will be- together with your child we will share a year of smiles, laughs and learning.


"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning.  For children, play IS serious learning.  Play really is the WORK of childhood." -Fred Rogers