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Support and challenge each child emotionally, socially, cognitively, and physically to enhance Kindergarten readiness.

Contact: Mary Rotter
Phone: 218-844-5600
Email: lakerpreppreschool@gmail.com

Mary Rotter

Education: Elementary Education: Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
Reading License: Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN

Experience: Kindergarten Teacher: HOPE Community Academy, St. Paul, MN • 2001-2008
Elementary Reading Specialist: HOPE Community Academy, St. Paul, MN • 2008-2011

I am extremely excited to be able to move home and start my dream of opening an all day pre-kindergarten school in Detroit Lakes-Laker Prep Preschool! I know that Detroit Lakes and the surrounding areas are wonderful places for children to attend school. I would like to do my part to support our communities’ children by opening a one of a kind preschool. My goal is to create a warm and inviting atmosphere to give pre-kindergarten students and families in the lakes area a great impression of the school world.

Having taught Kindergarten for eight years, and working specifically in the area of Reading for the past two, I have learned first hand the dire importance that Early Childhood Education plays in a child’s success as a student. Building solid foundations in social, emotional, academic, and physical growth is key to how children continue to learn and grow through their academic career. During the school year, students will gain early literacy and math skills, learn how to work cooperatively with peers, the rituals and routines of a school day, and work towards independent working and learning habits. The ultimate goal is to make the first day of Kindergarten a breeze for both students and families, because they have prepared at Laker Prep Preschool, where BIG success starts small!

I personally encourage you to contact me through phone or email if you have ANY questions about enrollment, my teaching philosophy, or general questions about pre-kindergarten. Please feel free to call and schedule a time to come and visit!

I hope to talk to you soon!
Mary Rotter

Bridget Johnson, Teacher Assistant Laker Prep Preschool
Education: Behavior Science Degree – Bemidji State University

Employment: Laker Prep Preschool; 2011-Present
Mason City Community Schools, Mason City, IA; 
 Para Educator/Library Assistant – 1997 - 2010

Des Moines ARC; Education Paraprofessional

Central Iowa Residential Services; Residential Counselor

Developmental Center; Detroit Lakes, MN; Teacher Assistant

My husband, Eric, and I are originally from Detroit Lakes. We moved back to the area in October of 2010 after 30 years in Iowa. We have a daughter, Ellen. She is a Senior Psychological Social Worker in Minneapolis. Eric is presently working in Fargo in sales. I enjoy fishing, gardening, and traveling. I have worked mostly in an elementary school setting. I hadn’t worked with 4 and 5 year olds until I started working at Laker Prep Preschool. I enjoy working with this age group. I am dedicated to the growth and development of our students. I see my role as teaching, guiding, and mentoring our students so they have the skills for kindergarten.


Calendar 2017-2018 School Calendar

The following dates we will be closed, due to a holiday or training for staff.

September 4, Labor Day
October 20, 2017 Staff Training
November 23 and 24, 2017 Thanksgiving
December 25 and 26, 2017 Christmas
January 1,2018 New Year’s Day
March 30, 2018 Staff Training
May 28, 2018 Memorial Day
July 4, 2018 Independence Day
Sept 3, 2018 Labor Day

Teachers will communicate special events and dates within their classrooms.

Please see our Parent Handbook for weather related policies.

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We are not affiliated with Detroit Lakes Public Schools

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