Amy Finden, Special Education Teacher
Mahtomedi holds a special place in my heart. Not only do I teach and live in the district but I’m also a Mahtomedi graduate! My parents moved our family to Mahtomedi when I was in second grade "...because of the schools". It is an honor to be able give back to the district that I grew up in.

I have a master’s degree in special education from Mankato State and my reading specialist license from St. Thomas University. I have been teaching for 15 years, 7 were at Mahtomedi Middle School and 4 at OHA.

When I’m not at school I enjoy gardening; camping; swimming, skiing; and pretty much anything outside! I travel as much as I can and have two wonderful son's!

I look forward to exploring the world of reading with your child this year!

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.