Welcome to Mrs. Och's website. I have taught fifth grade for fifteen years at O.H. Anderson. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to make the year a success. When you need to contact me, my phone is (651) 407-2321 and my email is .
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
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.