I'm excited to be working with your child this year. I have taught fourth grade in the Mahtomedi School District since 1994. I received a bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and my elementary licensure and master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Saint Thomas. In 2006 I received a certificate in Environmental Education from Hamline University. I enjoy adventure stories, writing, sketching, and learning new things.

I live in Woodbury and my son, Joshua, lives in Saint Paul. We love doing outdoors stuff. Some noteworthy ways of spending time together are sitting by a bonfire, walking, biking, canoeing, skiing, hiking, and visiting relatives.

Josh graduated from the University of Saint Thomas this spring. He loves lacrosse and was an attacker for the UST lacrosse team. He also coaches the Mahtomedi boys junior varsity and is offensive assistant for the varsity lacrosse teams. You may notice some of his pictures in my classroom, room 28 of the Fourth Grade Wing.

Our favorite places to visit are North Dakota, the North Shore and Upper Peninsula of Lake Superior, Colorado, Idaho, and Wisconsin.

I am looking forward to another fantastic school year! 2018-2019 will be a blast at O.H. Anderson Elementary School!

Michael Kerner

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.