Meet the Teaching team

Jennifer Tripp

Director & Teacher
Jennifer Tripp has a bachelor’s degree from Winona State and a K-12 reading license from Hamline University.  She has over 30 years of diverse teaching experiences.  Jennifer served in the preschool teacher role for over half of these years.  She is trained in the Orton-Gillingham, multi-sensory approach to teaching reading.  

Amy Rau

Assistant Teacher
Mrs. Amy Rau, Ascension’s Assistant teacher has a bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She has 15 years experience in a children’s hospital as part of the Therapeutic Recreation/Child Life Department. Amy has been our assistant teacher since 2011.

Amy and her husband have two daughters and are members of Ascension.