• Hello! My name is Sarah Tegtmeier and I love teaching 1st grade. I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in History and Sociology from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse before pursuing a degree in Elementary Education from Augsburg College.  Prior to Hillside, I taught 1st grade at two Core Knowledge Charter Schools in the Twin Cities and worked as a Kindergarten Teacher in Stewartville, MN.  

    My husband, Seth, and I live with our daughter Aubree and golden retriever named Santiago (Santi for short). Our family spends a lot of time outside, no matter the season. We are avid Packer fans, and enjoy watching baseball as well. Go Twins!


    In my spare time, I like to cook and try out new recipes. I enjoy being outdoors, from being on the river, to gardening, or taking Santiago on longs walks. When I have time, I love to sit outside with a good book.

    As we get to know one another this school year, I hope to share my love for learning with you!