Elementary 2 Staff

Mark Seifert, E2 Guide

Mark has been a Montessori Guide since 2008 at the Rochester Montessori School. He maintains a Minnesota Teaching license and completed his A.M.S. primary teacher's certification from the Center for Contemporary Montessori Programs at the College of St. Catherine's as well as the Elementary 1 and 2 credential from The Center for Guided Montessori Studies. Mark earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Iowa State University and an Elementary Education Mathematics Endorsement. Mark is the Rochester Montessori School FLL (First Lego League) coach for 4th thru 8th grade students. 

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Laura Rasmussen, E2 Guide

Laura Rasmussen worked at RMS as an E2 guide from 2011-2017.  Laura left in 2017 to pursue an opportunity to teach abroad where she most recently taught E2 at the Inner Sydney Montessori School in Sydney, Australia.  Laura has returned to her Minnesota roots and is excited to return to RMS as an E2 guide and will also serve as the school's Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) Coordinator.  Laura majored in elementary education and completed her Master's through St. Catherine University.  She began her teaching career in 2006 and immediately discovered that upper elementary is where she belongs.  In 2009, she completed her upper elementary Montessori certificate.  She is a gifted educator with relentless energy and a passion for working with youth and fostering community.  

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