Mrs. Chris Carlson

Welcome! I look forward to working with mathematicians at OHA! It's going to be an amazing year of deepening our mathematical thinking and learning with and from each other.

This year I am team teaching fifth grade with Mrs. Gralish. I am also the math resource teacher for third, fourth and fifth grade students at OHA. During math group we work to increase our "math power" and become more confident and efficient mathematicians. I have been teaching in Mahtomedi for over 20 years. During my time in the Mahtomedi School District, I have had the opportunity to teach at the Middle School, at Wildwood and work with the fabulous Mahtomedi teachers as a peer coach.

I look forward to partnering with you and your child this year to make math more meaningful and fun.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Chris Carlson

Our Mission

The mission of O.H. Anderson Elementary, the joyful Zephyr family of curious, hard-working learners committed to empowering everyone to be better together, is to ensure all students discover their authentic selves and build bold learner agency to collaboratively and mindfully contribute in our world through a vital system distinguished by:

  • An inclusive and fun environment that honors the worth of the individual and connections with others
  • A culture that celebrates learning, passion, and personal excellence 
  • Teaching and learning that values the process of discovery and bold experimentation 
  • A culture that empowers authentic student voice, choice, and action for the greater good
O.H. Anderson Elementary School ISD #832
666 South Warner Avenue, Mahtomedi, MN 55115
Phone: 651-407-2300
Attendance Line: 651-407-2308
Our School
We believe in creating a safe and challenging learning community with the goal of bringing together social and academic learning throughout the day to foster and support engaged, caring, and responsible learners. Our dedicated teachers work with students to develop a growth mindset by providing learning opportunities that spark effort, curiosity, and engagement to fuel growth and achievement. Our school-wide Zephyr Time Celebrations, Morning Announcements, all-school River of Rocks art project, Fun Run, and Nature Trail Day are ways in which we build a strong sense of community. Whether it is programming robots, book clubs, math talks, cross-country skiing, or composing music, we are committed to providing an engaging and challenging education for all students.