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About Curious Minds, LLC

At Curious Minds, LLC we are exploring science through imagination and investigations! Our experts have put together seriously fun science and engineering programs for your classroom. Our content experts and licensed educators bring their expertise to you. Be sure to check out all of our programs that are available to you and your staff.

Curious Minds, LLC curricula and programs are research-based and developmentally age appropriate. All of our content is developed by licensed science educators and former writers from the Science Museum of Minnesota, in cooperation with science content experts.

Our Staff

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Amy Blaubach
CEO / Founder, Curious Minds LLC

Education

A.A., Resource Management
Sterling College, Vermont, 1992
B.S., Geology, minor in Chemistry
University of Montana, 1994
B.S., Earth and Space Science education
University of Wyoming, 1997

Experience

Geochemist
Yellowstone National Park, 1994-1997
Curriculum writer and educator
Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, 2005-2009
Science Writer
Twin Cities Public Television, Sparticl website
St. Paul, 2013
SciMathMn Leadership Team
Minnesota, 2015-current
Licensure:
State of Minnesota Earth and Space Science Teaching License, 7-12 Grades
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Terri Poe
Curriculum Development / S.T.E.M. Instructor, Curious Minds LLC

Education

Certificate in Teaching Secondary Education
Santa Fe Community College, 2012
M.S., Biological Sciences
Eastern Illinois University, 2007
B.A., Environmental Studies, Minor in Native American Studies
Carroll College, 2001

Experience

Licensure:
State of Minnesota Life Sciences Teaching License, 9-12 Grades, 2015-2016
Licensure:
State of New Mexico Science Teaching License, 7-12 Grades, 2012-2017
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Olivia Meyer
S.T.E.M. Instructor, Curious Minds LLC

Education

B.S., Psychology, minor in Hispanic Studies
College of Saint Benedict, 2014

Experience

3G Camp Head Counselor
St. Joseph, MN, 2011-2013
Reading Tutor
Minnesota Reading Corps, 2014-2015
MAT K-12 ESL Education
Hamline University 2017
Licensure:
State of Minnesota Teaching License
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Jennifer Hawley
Curriculum Development / S.T.E.M. Instructor, Curious Minds LLC

Education

B.A., Elementary Education
University of MN, Morris 2000

Experience

Science Specialist
Bloomington Public Schools 2002-2004
First Grade teacher
Bloomington Public Schools 2000-2002
Classroom Volunteer
2006-present
Girl Scout Volunteer
2010-2016
PTA Treasurer
2009-2012
Licensure:
State of Minnesota Elementary Education Teaching License, K-6 Grades
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Sara Bernard
Program Manager / S.T.E.M. Instructor, Curious Minds LLC

Education

B.S., Elementary Education (Early Childhood Minor),
University of River Falls, WI, 2001

Experience

Elementary level teacher:
2002-2007; 2014-2016
Middle School Camp Counselor:
2003-2005
Private Tutor with a specialty in Learning Disorders
Orton Gillingham trained; 2003-2014
Substitute Teacher for Prior Lake Public Schools:
2017-present
Girl Scout leader:
2012–present
Board Member of Children's Hospital Association
Licensure: PreK-6th; State of Minnesota
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Jody Moreimi
S.T.E.M. Instructor, Curious Minds LLC

Education

B.A. Theater and Drama, 2004
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
M.A.T. Elementary Education, 2007
National-Louis University – Chicago, Illinois

Experience

4th Grade Teacher
Susan Lindgren Elementary School, St. Louis Park District, 2015-2017
6th Grade Teacher
Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts, Osseo District, 2013-2015
1st-5th Grade Teacher
Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School, St. Louis Park, 2007-2013
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Jennifer Schuetz
SciGirls Connect Lead Instructor, Curious Minds LLC

Education

M.S., Ecology and Environmental Science, University of Maine, 1998
B.A., Environmental Analysis with Math Concentration, Davidson College, North Carolina, 1996

Experience

Executive Director and Educator
Fractal Foundation, 2014-present
Teachers On Call
2016-present
Science Coordinator and Educator
Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program, 2004-2016
Research Scientist
University of New Mexico Department of Biology, 2000-2004
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Amanda Jones
S.T.E.M. Instructor, Curious Minds LLC

Education

B.S. Elementary Education,
Minor in Spanish Education
Minnesota State University, Mankato 2011

Experience

Early Learners Academy Instructor
Westwood Elementary, Bloomington, 2015-Present
Intermediate Preschool Teacher
Kinderberry Hill Child Development Centers, Plymouth, 2012-2015
Camp Counselor/WSI Instructor
Camp Thunderbird, Bemiji, 2010
Licensure:
State of Minnesota Teaching License, Grades K-6
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Sharon Hylton
S.T.E.M. Instructor, Curious Minds LLC

Education

B.A. Biology
St. Olaf College, 1994

Experience

Peace Corps Volunteer
Paraguay, South America, 1994-1996
Interpretive Naturalist
Three Rivers Park District, 1997-2010
Garden Educator
SLP Seeds, St. Louis Park, 2014-2017
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Jennifer Gessner
Marketing & Sales, Curious Minds LLC

Education

B.S. Marketing
St. Mary’s University of Minnesota

Experience

Parent Volunteer/Fundraiser
Great River Montessori, 2017-Present
STEM Curriculum Parent Volunteer
Lake Harriet Community School, 2016-2017
Nursery/Preschool Director
Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Community, 2011-2016