Dear Families,
Welcome to Mrs. Zemke’s classroom website!   I am so excited to be getting to know all my third grade students this year!  Although I have been teaching for more than 20 years, this will be my fourth year teaching at O.H. Anderson.  Previously,  I coordinated summer and mid-year teacher workshops for the North St. Paul, Oakdale, Maplewood school district.   Prior to that, I had the opportunity to teach grades K- 3 in two different locations - five years in Woodbury, Minnesota and three years in Sierra Vista, Arizona. 

It is wonderful to be a part of such a supportive community of parents and staff.  My husband, Dan and I have three children in the district – an 10th grader, 8th grader and 5th grader.  Our family enjoys a variety of activities including scouting, soccer, lego robotics, dance, reading, piano, and band.  I love to learn about all my students’ interests too!

The content on this website is a work in progress.  Please check back to see information as it is added.  Thank you for your support of your child’s learning.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Jodi Zemke

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.