Our kindergarten teachers open the gates to the excitement of learning. Through hands-on, experiential activities, teachers lead our children to more independence and self-confidence while providing foundational skills in an environment that promotes a love of learning.

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Jenny Palmer, M.A., Kindergarten General Studies Teacher, earned her B.S. in elementary education from St. Cloud State University and her M.A. in classroom instruction and a K-12 reading endorsement from Concordia University. Jenny joined the Heilicher faculty in 2004. She enjoys attending workshops and observing in other schools to gather new ideas to apply in her own classroom. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, baking, playing games, traveling, being crafty, and practicing sign language when she can. 



Hadassa SlagerKindergarten and Grade 4 Hebrew and Jewish Studies Teacher, was born and raised in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She made aliyah to Israel and studied and worked there for 11 years. Hadassah moved to Baltimore with her family and then relocated to the Twin Cities in 2006. She has taught Judaics, Hebrew, and ESL in the Netherlands, Israel, Baltimore, and here in the Twin Cities. She most recently taught International Baccalaureate Hebrew language at St. Louis Park High School, where many Heilicher alumni were among her students.